Glaziers Hall was built in 1808 by the worshipful Company of Glaziers and Painters of Glass and is the only livery hall located south of the river Thames. Special Royal dispensation was given as the building incorporates part of the original London Bridge, so arguably spans to the north side of the river and to the City of London. Its location adjacent to the “Nancy Steps” made famous by the Charles Dickens novel – Oliver and its river frontage make this Grade II listed Iconic building a popular and world renowned conference and events venue.
INNOVATIVE DESIGN SOLUTIONS
In 2017 Future Fire Solutions were appointed to work on the multi-million pound refurbishment of the historic façade and interior spaces. Working alongside specialist heritage Architects LYN Atelier and Demant Cole Design and the Shuco Jansen Project Office FFS, designed, manufactured and installed 5 double height bays of replacement glazing on the halls historic south façade. Marrying the new Schuco Jansen Arte profile system with more traditional Shuco Janisol Door Profiles, FFS ensured the system would mimic the original narrow site lines whilst ensuring strength and high thermal performance that meet 21st century standards.
FFS were also appointed to provide Lift and Stair Lobby fire-rated Doorsets and Screens which echo the external façade. Using Schuco Janisol 2 profiles the lobby screens offer integrity and insulation fire protection ensuring safe evacuation of the building should the unthinkable happen?
BESPOKE MANUFACTURE AND INSTALLATION
Our final commission was to assist in the fit out of the historic cellar which was to be opened to the public for the first time in its history. The cellar features a bespoke wine cellar built into one of the original London Bridge Arches. FFS designed, manufactured and installed almost circular glazed screens from Schuco Janisol Steel Profiles, which allow visitors to see the inner workings of the wine room whilst ensuring minimal transfer of heat between the two different room temperatures. Along with steel framed entrance screens to the historic basement to complete the sensitive refurbishment.
“We’re confident this ambitious project will breathe new life into Glaziers Hall and strengthen our reputation as a world class events venue in the heart of London. Glaziers Hall has a fantastic story behind it, and these renovations have been meticulously designed to boost its contemporary vibe whilst preserving our wonderful heritage.”
SAMANTHA ENSTONE, MANAGING DIRECTOR AT GLAZIERS HALL