BSKYB Project

Period: October 2014 - April 2015
Main contractor: Mace Group Ltd
Facade Contractor: Glassolution Ltd
Subcontractor: Cornelius UK Ltd


The ‘Believe in Better’ building is a pioneering commercial office and training facility in West London and the UK’s tallest timber commercial building. It is a bespoke timber frame building designed in accordance with the emerging Wellness Certification principles, focused to create holistic conditions for optimizing the health and well-being of the people in this building.
An innovative structural glazing system called VS-1 launched in the UK & Europe in 2014 was used for the first time in the UK to glaze BskyB building. Key features of VS-1 system are: It achieves superb façade aesthetics, large vertical spans of up to 14m, mullions delivers complex architectural designs, mullion only system, creates a floating glass façade, stylish aerofoil shaped mullion.

Installation consisted of the following:

  • Facade Area: 3,000m²
  • VELFAC windows
  • Installation VS 1 Return Screens
  • Main Entrance Ground Floor stick curtain wall system
  • Parapet CW and Louvers
  • VS Main CW Screen
  • Terrace Screen/Bar Area
  • Blue anodised Rainscreen Cladding