Buchanan Galleries, Glasgow

Client: The Buchanan Partnership

Architect: Jenkins & Marr Architects

Contractor: Lend Lease

Completion of the £3.5 million curtain walling contract at Glasgow's Buchanan Galleries, the largest city centre retail scheme to be built in Glasgow in the last 10 years, confirmed Henshaws position as a leading specialist glazing contractor.

Henshaw carried out the complete package of external curtain walling, Planar™ entrance screens and glazed canopies. The Kawneer curtainwall system utilised a combination of windows, fixed lights, feature metal panels and balcony rails designed by Henshaw. To achieve the particular aesthetic look desired by the architect, new extruded custom face caps were designed and manufactured.

The contract was logistically complex being a city centre site, so just in time deliveries were key to the success of the project.

A full programme of glazing system prototype tests were also carried out at vinci test centre together with on site CWCT testing to ensure that the installed curtainwall fully complied with the required performance specification.