Bristol Airport

Acorn Glass were successful in being selected to undertake a large range of glazing work during the large expansion of the departures terminal at Bristol Airport.

The work involved the specialist design and manufacture of spray painted departure gate wall panels that incorporated non-peelable identification and directional marking, and glass wall panels with a mood changing light system and security cameras contained within.

All of this design and manufacturing work required close liaison with the sites light technician and security team .

This was a very high profile project which required 24/7 installation working, working within high security controls, a very demanding lead time and project specific design features.

Manufacture and Installation

The glass wall panels, doorway surrounds and heads, and gate entry panels were required to be in coloured, spray painted glass that had a high resistance to impact and identification arrows on the rear face of the glass that could not be peeled off.

6mm toughened glass with a 1.5mm thick absorbance foam incorporated within the fixing method was used to provide the required impact resistance.

In addition to incorporating security cameras and mood changing lighting within the glass wall design, layered low iron high impact glass with a layer cast between was used to achieve an acid etched effect.