When Two times Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson decides to do something he certainly wants the biggest and best. So when Daley decided, he was opening his first gym in Putney south west London. The design brief was to incorporate probably the tallest electric glass in the UK, into his gym screens the size of each opening is in excess of 3900mm. He wished to have large symmetric doors with minimum framing. The overall design also incorporated frameless glass balustrades, full height clear toughened laminated glazed screens and bespoke shower enclosures
Daley and his partner another former GB athlete Gavin Sunshine contacted Avalon Glass to discuss the requirements, which required a combined mixture of electric glass screens with standard glazed screens and balustrades which had to be seamless combined to allow functional and practical glazed screens along with privacy in certain training areas, with minimum framing and door at Heights of 2500mm
Avalon glass conducted a thorough survey during the base build refurbishment to save time and to ensure the project progressed without any delays.
Due to the electric privacy glass height and a requirement for the highest safety standard available, the glass was calculated to be 21.5mm thick low iron toughened laminated glass, encapsulating the electric glass film into the safety laminated glass.
The clear glazed screens to the spinning room incorporated 17.5mm clear toughened laminated glass panels. The Frameless glass doors to a height of 2500mm using 12mm clear toughened glass.
Glass mini door rails only 35mm high fulfilled the requirements with an electric glass over panel completed the screens and offers an instant impact on walking into the gym.
The electric glass was manufacture in the UK by Avalon glass and was delivered to site and installed into aluminium channels recessed at the base and face fixed at the head and sides, the heaviest electric glass panel was 285kgs and was nearly 3900mm high x 1285mm wide
The frameless double door sets consisting of electric glass using 13.5mm toughened laminated low iron with stainless steel back to back handles completed two of the 3 electric glass screens the middle screen was 3 full height panels. to complement the screens the doors were also made full dimmable to allow consistent opacity across the screen with each electric glass screen controlled individually and can be also switched in a single combined motion from the remote control.
The Clear toughened glass screens was manufacture in the UK by Avalon glass and was delivered to site and installed into aluminium channels recessed at the base and face fixed at the head and sides, and was nearly 3600mm high x 1150mm wide
The frameless double door sets consisting of electric glass using 12mm toughened with stainless steel back to back handles Glass mini door rails only 35mm high fulfilled the requirements with an glass over panel completed the screen.
17,5mm clear toughened laminated glass
12mm clear toughened glass doors
The balustrade element consisted of the ground floor periphery to the stairs and down the stringer to the basement level
we used our Avalon base shoe with stainless steel covers and 42,2mm stainless steel handrail to the top of the glass
15mm clear toughened
Bespoke shower enclosures
9.5mm artic white to the cross wall
100mm acid etch toughened glass to the doors