Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Products: Fire-Resisting Glazing Systems


Sir Robert McAlpine



The Edinburgh International Conference centre is the principal convention and conference centre in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Henshaw installed a large fire rated glazed atrium using a 50mm wide Jansen Viss steel curtain wall system.  The curtain walling was glazed with Contraflam glass providing 30 minutes fire rating for integrity and insulation.

The curtain walling continues full height passed the floor slabs with the white aluminium horizontal panels being connected to a glazed in fire rated panel within the system.

The curtain wall system is only 50mm wide so extensive engineering calculations were required to ensure the system could accommodate the live load deflections of the floor slabs while also achieving the minimum 15mm glass edge cover required for full height glass barriers.