Pilkington Planar™ at the Royal Veterinary College

  Case history

The Royal Veterinary College, the oldest and largest veterinary school in the UK, has undergone a refurbishment project that includes the use of Pilkington Planar™, which was installed throughout the new main entrance and reception area, as well as in the museum and laboratories.

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The Pilkington Planar™ encased reception area
Pilkington Planar™ has been specified as part of a refurbishment project at the Royal Veterinary College’s Hawkshead campus in Hertfordshire. The glass was installed throughout the new main entrance and reception area, as well as in the museum and laboratories.
Founded in 1791, the Royal Veterinary College is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. It provides a range of veterinary-focused courses for undergraduates and postgraduates and boasts world-class research facilities, making it one of the world’s leading specialist veterinary institutions. The Hawkshead Campus, which first opened in 1959, includes teaching and research centres, student living accommodation, and leisure facilities.
The new main entrance, reception and museum needed visually to tell the story of the College’s history. The glazing was therefore designed to form a canvas, which displayed a timeline of the Royal Veterinary College.
With the south/south west facing part of the building receiving little shade, there was a problem with temperature control in the summer months. The installed Pilkington Planar™ glazing system incorporated Pilkington Suncool™, which has outstanding thermal insulation and superior solar control.
Joe Misselbrook, Architecture PLB, said: “It is important that an institution such as the Royal Veterinary College has the best environment in which to deliver their world class teaching. The use of Pilkington Planar™ meant that we could keep to both aest...



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