Working with the client to establish design requirements with a full art-working service, Mega Glass manufactured and supplied stunning UV digitally printed glass panels for The Corniche, a beautiful mixed-use development located along Albert Embankment on the south bank of the River Thames.
Completed in 2019, The Corniche is a part of a wider regeneration project of the Nine Elms development zone. This development between Lambeth Bridge and Chelsea Bridge of 16,000 new homes represents the largest urban initiative of its kind in Europe.
Mega Glass were tasked with designing, printing and supplying glass panels to be installed in the lobby area of the mixed-use development. The glass had to replicate the textures and appearance of onyx stone which featured prominently in the lobby area.
Working alongside St James and Evans Turner, Mega Glass were asked to produce glass panels for the lobby area that replicated the intricacies and texture of onyx stone, requiring many design changes.
We had to design a fire rated glass backlit system, that not only looked the part but also complied with UK Building Regulations in terms of fire resistance.
Designed by internationally acclaimed architectural practice Foster & Partners, The Corniche sits alongside two other St James developments – Merano Residences and Riverlight. Although a mixed-use development, The Corniche is predominantly residential offering luxurious living in Central London.
Due to the high standards of the building, Mega Glass and Evans Turner had to ensure our fire rated backlit systems (Illumapanel) delivered on both form and function.
Our design team engineered a solution to print the glass at a specific resolution, which ensured great clarity in the veining and textures to match the onyx stone. This was quite a challenge, but the end result was a stunning book matched patterned glass.
Evans Turner specified Illumapanel as its fire rated properties mean it was ideal for the project. By using this product, it ensured the project complied with UK Building Standards BS476 Spread of Flame Part 6 as well as BS 747 Fire Propagation and BS 6583:1985.
The book matched glass sits proudly in the lobby area and blends seamlessly into the stunning interior. The printed glass features a pattern that replicates the delicate textures of the surrounding onyx stone.
Functionality-wise, the glass ensured the project complied with the necessary UK Building Regulations with regards to fire resistance.