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Audley Village, UK

Combining wow factor architecture with safety on luxury retirement village

Working with Optima Systems for client Audley Villages, the iconic grade II listed neo-Georgian mansion Northcote House in Sunningdale has been transformed into a luxury retirement village.

Fire Safety Glass Case Study - Audley Village Atrium

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.


Fire Safety Glass Case Study - Audley Village

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.

With our ability to offer corner solutions and no intermediate vertical frame profiles required, Pyroguard Infinity is the perfect way to meet safety regulations without compromising on design or aesthetics.

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.

Pyroguard Infinity is our range of fire safety glass certified for butt-joint applications, providing integrity and heat insulation for 30 and 60 minutes (EI Classification). No intermediate vertical frame profiles are required, providing visually appealing seamless partitions between rooms and corridors.

Fire Safety Glass Case Study - Audley Village Doors

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