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Leeds City College / Alf Cooke Printworks

Histoglass Thin Double Glazing D13 (13-14mm), with clear and toughened float glass throughout, was chosen for the superb refurbishment of Leeds Printworks on Hunslet Road. It offers the very latest in thermal insulation as well as the high-performance acoustic insulation which is essential for such a busy location.

This distinctive Grade-II listed building, constructed in 1895, was designed by Thomas Ambler for Alf Cooke’s printing works. The site became derelict when the works closed in 2005, but reopened in 2013 as Leeds City College’s Printworks Campus – part of a £25m project including several new adjacent buildings.

The Printworks is one of Leeds’ historic landmarks, thanks in particular to its iconic clock tower and serried rows of large arched windows. At the height of Victorian manufacturing, the amount of light and fresh air they permitted would have been unusual; indeed, the building was described shortly after it was built as “the largest, cleanest, healthiest… printing works in the world”. The windows are therefore essential to the overall character of the building, and were a key consideration in its refurbishment.

Grade-II listed

Architects: seven, Harrogate

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Queen’s House

Arguably the most important building in the entire canon of British architectural history” (Jane Sidell, Historic England), this shockingly modern building – for its time – was designed by Inigo Jones and commissioned by Anne of Denmark.

Queens House is now part of the Royal Museums Greenwich complex. It houses a stunning collection of paintings, including one by Orazio Gentileschi from the Royal Collection, commissioned by Henrietta Maria and Charles I for the house in the seventeenth century. The new exhibition also includes hundreds of paintings from the Greenwich collection, including works by Canaletto, Hogarth, Romney and Stubbs, and the magnificent Armada portrait of Elizabeth I, once owned by Sir Francis Drake.

In order to help protect these masterpieces, we supplied our MONO system featuring cylinder glass, including UV and solar protection and increased security ratings. The system achieves an impressive acoustic and thermal energy performance.

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St Catherine’s College, Oxford

A Grade-I listed building, designed by Danish architect Arne Jacobsen and featuring striking buildings in glass & concrete. Its windows were recently refurbished using Histoglass D13.



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Russian Cottage, Chatsworth

It was a privilege for us to supply D10 Thin Double Glazing for this iconic & historically important project, the refurbishment of a cottage given by the brother of Tsar Nicholas.

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Marlborough Place

This superb London townhouse in St John’s Wood, London NW8, benefits from our MONO single-glazing system with hand-drawn glass.

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Warwick Square, London

We fitted MONO with hand-drawn glass to a luxurious townhouse on Warwick Square, in the heart of London’s Pimlico, SW1, which was laid out in the early 1840s.

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White Rose Mill

White Rose Mill is a private home and a Grade-II listed building in Leeds. We provided our D11 double-glazed replacement window units for its restoration.

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The Old Engine House

The Old Engine House is part of an early 1700s English Heritage property called Brodsworth Hall, near Doncaster. Histoglass supplied D11 Thin Double Glazing replacement window units.

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Three Bears Cottage

This old estate cottage is a private residence within the grounds of Grade-II listed Pipewell Hall, near Kettering. We supplied D12 Thin Double Glazing units for its restoration.

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6 Broadstone Place

Histoglass D12 Thin Double Glazing units with (see above) period glass were fitted to this renovated building in Marylebone, London, which houses a firm of financial advisors.