Natural History Museum
Project Name Natural History Museum
ClientColt International
Main ContractorShepherd Construction
Products Hansen ThermoSpan
Company HansenGlass
HansenGlass has played a major part in the construction of the new Darwin Centre at London's Natural History Museum. The company supplied over 4,000m² of glass products to the prestigious new development, which opens to the public this month.

Outstanding features of the development are a seven-storey ThermoSpan structural bolted atrium and an external ThermoSpan solar wall façade that is supported of ‘zoomorphic’ nickel plated steel castings.

HansenGlass also supplied high performance ThermoCool insulating glass units with Ceraphic screenprinting, 15 and 19mm thick FortPlus toughened glass, ThermoScreen interstitial blinds and Ceramalite spandrel panels from its advanced glass processing factory in Liverpool.

Artifacts from an adjacent building demolished to make way for the development will be housed in the Natural History Museum. Architects HOK International designed the new building, while HansenGlass customer, Colt International undertook the installation of the curtain walling and structural bolted glazing.

For further information on thick glass, contact the HansenGlass Technical Advisory Service on 0151 545 3000