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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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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.

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Castor Barns

This disused barn in Cambridgeshire, featuring stone, pantile and thatch, was converted to commercial office use and includes Histoglass D12 Thin Double Glazing units.

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The Discovery Centre

We supplied our D11 replacement Thin Double Glazing units to the National Trust for the Discovery Centre at Clumber Park, a historic country park near Worksop in Nottinghamshire.

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UAE Embassy

This superb building in Knightsbridge, London, is just a short walk from the Royal Albert Hall. Its windows were recently refurbished using our D10 & D11 ultra-slim Thin Double Glazing.

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The Austrian Embassy

An imposing building in Belgravia, the embassy is also home to the Austrian ambassador. Its windows were replaced using our D10 Thin Double Glazing with clear float glass throughout.

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Cross Scythes Pub

This award-winning pub on the edge of the Peak District was fitted with our D12 replacement Thin Double Glazing units, with period glass to suit the age of the building.

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Priest House Hotel

We supplied D110 replacement double-glazing units for this lovely hotel on the banks of the River Trent, at Castle Donington, which can trace its history back almost 1,000 years.