Case Studies

Welcome to Saint-Gobain Glass Case Studies where we highlight successful collaboration stories and project innovations. Read all about the latest developments in our Glass Forever programme, which showcases our dedication to sustainability and circular economy practices, or explore the real-world applications of our solar control glazing solutions across the commercial glass market.

At Saint-Gobain Glass, our commitment to innovation and sustainability is not just a part of our projects; it is the driving force behind every story we share.

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Port of Leith Distillery

Port of Leith Distillery, Scotland

Opened in the summer of 2023, the Port of Leith Distillery is a landmark project. As the UK’s first vertical distillery, it is projected to host over 25,000 visitors in the first year alone as a flagship tourist attraction for Leith, replacing an old biscuit factory.

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Halo Digital, Cyber and Innovation Park

HALO Digital, Cyber and Innovation Park is a pioneering example of sustainable urban development in Scotland. Situated on a 23-acre brownfield site, which was once home to the Johnnie Walker Scotch Whisky distillery, today, HALO is redefining the landscape of mixed-use developments, whilst championing the ethos of net zero carbon footprint.

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Glass Forever – Salter Demolition: Glass Recycling Excellence

Seeking to enhance their existing repurpose and recycling approach to sustainability, the team at Salter approached Saint-Gobain Glass with a keen interest in participating in the Glass Forever Programme for the historic Waterhouse building in Central London. With the support of the client M&G, Salter Demolition enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to actively engage in the programme, identifying Saint-Gobain Glass as the ideal proactive partner.

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Carnegie Teaching and Research Building, Leeds Met University

The Carnegie Teaching and Research Building (CTAR), a £45 million state-of-the-art facility, serves as the flagship home for the Carnegie School of Sport, blending modernity with the historic charm of its surroundings. Its enhanced public realm offers a vibrant and flexible environment for students and athletes alike.

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The Black and White Building

The Black and White building’s hybrid structure is a testament to modern engineering ingenuity, featuring a framework crafted from beech LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber) complemented by CLT (Cross-Laminated Timber) slabs and core. This design allows for the creation of expansive, open workspaces, eliminating the need for internal partition walls. Additionally, meticulous coordination of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) systems minimises visual disruption, ensuring adaptability to future needs.

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Glass Forever – Sternfenster: Transforming Waste Recycling

Based in Lincoln, Sternfenster is a family-owned company specialising in the manufacture and installation of PVCu and aluminium doors, windows, and conservatories. Sustainability lies at the heart of operations for Sternfenster, evident through initiatives such as a fully electric vehicle fleet for the sales team and the installation of solar panels at their cutting-edge 110,000-square-foot factory. These panels contribute to 30% of the factory’s electricity usage, positively contributing to the company’s carbon emissions targets.

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Glass Forever – KpH: It’s a Smashing Success

Building on the triumph of our initial collaboration, we are proud to announce another successful partnership with KpH, a leading name in Deconstruction Solutions and Environmental Services. Together, we have completed yet another outstanding Glass Forever recovery project in the heart of Central London. Glass Forever is our circular economy approach to sustainability, and for our post-consumer customers, we’re developing numerous glass recovery models that are simple, effective, and meticulous in approach to ensure optimal output for the clients and Saint-Gobain Glass.

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Glass Forever – KpH: Pioneering Deconstruction Solutions

The KpH Group, industry leader in Deconstruction Solutions and Environmental Services, approached the Saint-Gobain Glass specialist Sustainability Team in 2023 with an interest in joining our flagship glass recycling and sustainability initiative. Partnering with Saint-Gobain Glass, KpH received expert guidance as it began its journey towards glass sustainability with a high-profile deconstruction project in central London.

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Glass Forever – John F Hunt: Collaborative Success

In the spirit of advancing sustainable practices within the UK construction industry, Saint-Gobain Glass is working collaboratively with John F Hunt, a respected construction firm with a heritage dating back to 1982 to implement our Glass Forever programme. This partnership reflects a shared commitment to circular economy principles, environmental responsibility, and a collective vision for promoting transformative change.

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The Whitworth Gallery

Nestled within the serene Whitworth Park and proudly affiliated with the esteemed University of Manchester, The Whitworth stands as a distinguished art gallery, boasting an impressive collection of approximately 55,000 pieces. The £15 million development was awarded Building of the Year prize in the RIBA North West Regional Awards and RIBA National Award.

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