Council for Aluminium in Building

Great Northern Hotel

ProjectGreat Northern Hotel
LocationKings Cross, London
ArchitectDexter Moren Associates
Main contractorHouston Cox
CAB memberGranada Secondary Glazing
SystemBalanced Vertical Sliders

This fully refurbished boutique hotel sits within King’s Cross Central – London’s busiest transport hub, with a breath-taking 125 million annual passenger footfall. The primary issues faced in this historic context were both technical and visual. Windows had to offer both acoustic and thermal improvement, whilst minimising visual impact. Balanced vertical sliders were uniquely adapted to prevent opening, fitted with Stadip Silence glass to dramatically reduce noise levels. Slimline frames were hidden behind new internal window mouldings, with no visible handles or operating mechanisms to further reduce visibility