Saint-Gobain uses cookies to deliver superior functionality and to enhance your experience of our websites. Information about our cookie policy can be found here.
Continued use of this site indicates that you accept this policy.

Home Markets Case Studies Tower Bridge

CREATING A BIRD’S EYE VIEW: TOWER BRIDGE, LONDON

Few views are as simultaneously awe-inspiring and disconcerting as watching the parade of traffic, pedestrians and even boats from the 42 metre high glass walkway in Tower Bridge

THE TASK

To mark its 120th anniversary this iconic landmark was given a facelift to make the most of the stunning Thames Views. The installation of a glass floor along the two 11.5 meter long high-level walkways was the perfect way to add another special dimension to the Tower for the half a million visitors who experience the attraction every year.

LET’S GET TECHNICAL

Glassolutions won the contract to design and manufacture the glass which was inserted into the walkways. The existing floors were removed and a steel frame was installed into which the new 80 mm thick one way glass floor panels. These comprise of seven layers of glass making the new structure able of withstanding the weight of six elephants!

Explore more applications and a wide range of products at glasssolutions.co.uk


Brands Involved


Materials Used

SGG LITEFLOOR

SGG LITEFLOOR is a bespoke flooring solution designed to provide both strength, clarity, safety and insulation properties all in one featuring the following types of glass.

SGG DIAMANT

A highly transparent extra-flint glass, SGG DIAMANT  is perfect for a range of applications thanks to its low iron content resulting in a unique clarity

SGG STADIP PROTECT

Manufactured to provide energy efficient and beautiful solutions for modern buildings Thanks to its multiple layers SGG STADIP PROTECT by Glassolutions provides safety glass that can be adjusted to various levels of protection.

SGG PLANITHERM ULTRA N II

SGG PLANITHERM ULTRA N II delivers high performance insulation and is designed especially for the commercial market.

Join Our Newsletter

Stay up to date with industry updates and our latest news with our carefully curated bulletin.

JOIN NOW

Case Studies

Subscribe to the latest news from Saint-Gobain