Great West House, Brentford

Project: Great West House, Brentford

Forming part of what is known as Brentford’s “Golden Mile” business area; Great West House with its L-plan design is an iconic 1960’s tower.

Dominating the skyline from the elevated M4, Great West House provides office accommodation for a number of blue-chip British and world-wide organisations, including BSkyB, Page One Communications and Air India.

Known as GW1 and GW2 the paired buildings are owned by commercial property investment company CLS Holdings plc and operated by Instant Office Ltd as a Business Centre providing fully furnished office suites, conference rooms, catering and leisure facilities.

An extensive programme of refurbishment and upgrade has ensured that the buildings provide contemporary accommodation to a high standard. However with energy performance now assuming greater importance for building owners and managers the original metal windows are also being enhanced to improve standards of thermal insulation and comfort.
The chosen solution is Selectaglaze’s bespoke Secondary Glazing with high performance seals which reduces heat loss by more than 50% and minimises air leakage. Comfort is improved and energy demand reduced. The secondary windows are fully fabricated off-site allowing rapid installation and minimal disruption to the day to day business of the building.