GLASSOLUTIONS sales manager Keith Ferguson said: “This was a particularly complex façade project because the interchange is located on a sloping site, resulting in the angle increasing from one mullion to the next, which means every single pane of glass had to be different. Saint-Gobain glass was used right across the interchange as part of a highly innovative, energy-efficient and specially-adapted glass and aluminium façade solution from Wicona.”
The outer glass was 6mm SGG PARSOL® grey body tinted toughened safety glass, which provides essential solar control to help deliver a comfortable internal environment. The cavity is 20mm air filled with Wicona SG toggle insert. Inner glass was 9.5mm SGG STADIP PROTECT® clear laminated safety glass.
The project has successfully delivered an enhanced experience for users, with exceptional passenger facilities, and is one of Europe’s first hydroelectric powered transport interchanges.
It was formally recognised with the award for Lancashire Regional Project of the Year at the North West Regional Construction Awards, and the award for Best Medium Project at the North West Structural Awards, organised by the Institution of Structural Engineers. The project was also shortlisted in two categories in the RICS North West Awards and for an LABC Constructing Excellence Regional Award.