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Gassiot House – a Healthy Use of Pilkington Planar™

16 Oct 2012

Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing was chosen for its strength and structural integrity,  for the refurbishment of Gassiot House at St Thomas’ Hospital, which opened in June 2012. Around 150 sq metres of the innovative glazing system was used to create a brighter and more user-friendly reception area for out-patients visiting the hospital in Southwark, London.

Photography supplied by: ME Construction and Suburbia Photography

St Thomas’ is a large NHS historic institution that has provided free healthcare since the 12th Century, and now as part of the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundations Trust, it is also now renowned as a teaching hospital.

Gassiot House

The £4.8m upgrade to the hospital’s Gassiot House building, which opened in June, included an extensive refurbishment to the ground floor – altering the floor plan to house four separate outpatient clinics plus the addition of a glazed atrium.



Photography supplied by: ME Construction and Suburbia Photography

The specification of Pilkington Planar™ structural glazing helped transform the refurbished areas, as well as the external courtyard, into a light-filled open-plan waiting area – creating a relaxed but modern environment for the 500,000 annual patients.

Pilkington Planar™

Pilkington Planar™ is renowned for its structural capability as well as its unrivalled stability and safety properties. It’s an innovative glazing solution that allows architects to build entire structures out of glass, facilitating increased design flexibility.

It allows for highly attractive architectural structures to be created, ones that are bright, light and have a feeling of space.

The innovative glazing system, utilises stainless steel fittings housed in countersunk holes fixed to the interior of the glass façade, providing architects with a flush glass surface to the exterior. The result is a fully engineered system with the minimum of structure and the maximum visual clarity.

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