Euston Tower, London Case Study

When glass panels started falling out of London’s tallest office block, its owners and consultants Arup turned to  Lustalux for help.

Lustalux completed one  of their biggest ever contracts, applying external grade 100-micron clear Safety Film to more than 5,000 glass spandrel panels at the 124-metre high Euston Tower, which is home to hundreds of HM Revenue and Customs staff.

The spandrel panels – blank glass panes between the skyscraper’s 36 floors – were spontaneously shattering, putting passers-by below in peril. This was an urgent health and safety issue as impurities in the glass were causing spontaneous breakage and our job was to make the building safe again.

Each spandrel panel – there were 5,144 – had a clear polyester film applied to it held in place by an aggressive adhesive system and then anchored to the frame around the panels with an extremely strong, flexible structural silicone.