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Great Northern Hotel, Kings Cross

Jun 13, 2016 | Architects & Commercial, Heritage & Listed Buildings, Hotel |

“Granada’s secondary glazing systems have provided a unique solution to the acoustic issues presented by a key city centre location, whilst remaining discreetly sympathetic to the renovation of this Grade II listed building.” Simon Lord, Project Manager, Houston Cox

This fully refurbished boutique hotel sits within King’s Cross Central – London’s busiest transport hub, with a breath-taking 125 million annual passenger footfall. The primary issues faced in this historic context were both technical and visual. Windows had to offer both acoustic and thermal improvement, whilst minimising visual impact. Balanced vertical sliders were uniquely adapted to prevent opening, fitted with Stadip Silence glass to dramatically reduce noise levels. Slimline frames were hidden behind new internal window mouldings, with no visible handles or operating mechanisms to further reduce visibility.

Architect: Dexter Moren Associates
Contractor: Houston Cox
Products: Balanced Vertical Sliders

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