When it came to sensitively renovating the historic Northcote House into a luxury retirement complex, fire safety glass was an integral part of combining safety with the building’s impressive architecture, with Pyroguard Infinity the ideal solution.

Sunningdale Park is one of Audley’s latest luxury retirement villages, set in the village of Sunningdale. With acres of gardens, lakes and natural woodland, the village features 103 one, two and three-bedroom apartments. At the centre of the development is Northcote House, a Grade II listed Neo-Georgian mansion, which was sympathetically restored as part of the works to offer residents various facilities, including a library, restaurant and bar, swimming pool and luxury health club. 

Alongside main contractor Zenith Ltd and architect Gaunt Francis, Optima Systems created a bright and beautiful atrium that looks over the central lobby and bar area, bringing natural light to the historic heart of Northcote House.

In order to meet the required safety regulations for the atrium application, Pyroguard Infinity fire safety glass was installed in Optima’s Technishield 70 fire-rated screens for partitions around the striking first-floor gallery, delivering EI60 (Integrity and Insulation) protection.

Andy Lake, UK & IRE Sales Director at Pyroguard said: “It was great to work with Optima on this project, with our Pyroguard Infinity glass the ideal solution, helping to combine ‘wow factor’ architecture with fire safety. Certified for butt-joint applications and corner solutions, no intermediate vertical profiles were required, meaning we could deliver the desired sleek, contemporary look that complemented the grand history and design of the interior space.”

Delivering EI fire protection, Pyroguard Infinity also offers 1B1 impact classification according to EN 12600:2002 and excellent light transmission.

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