Full curtain wall shopfront job completed at new Costa Coffee store

May 15, 20190

The GG Glass Manchester team has completed the supply and installation of a full curtain wall shopfront and opening at a new Costa Coffee store on Northwich Retail Park.


GG Glass supplied and installed a large curtain wall and door installation at one of Costa Coffee’s most recent opening in Northwich Retail Park, Cheshire.

A fixed curtain wall screen with automatic swing single door, the glazed shop frontage encompassed a vast area of some 10metres in length and approximately three metres in height.

Designed under the brands latest interior guidelines, the framing is set against a leaning aspect, requiring a collaborative design approach between GG Glass and the client. Under detailed specifications, a senior architectural curtain walling system was installed to the side elevation with a senior thermally broken system to the front elevation.

The fixed curtain wall was designed and manufactured at the firms Manchester depot with the client opting for a single swing door.

The in-house team at GG Glass completed the entire installation within two weeks, on time and in line with the schedule, in preparation for the stores imminent launch opening.


Door Set

  • 24mm double glazed units – 6mm clear toughened low E glass
  • 55mm anti trap pivot style
  • Glazed with double glazed units comprising 1 Leaf 6mm clear toughened, 16mm argon cavity and 1 Leaf 6mm toughened SN70/35.
  • Senior ‘SFG’ and ‘ISD’ non thermally broken door sections
  • Matt anthracite finish

Curtain Wall

  • Fabricated from Senior ‘SC52’ thermally broken curtain wall sections – 158mm deep overall
  • Matt anthracite finish
  • 28mm double glazed units – 6mm clear tough E black warm edges
  • Glazed with double glazed units comprising 1 Leaf 6mm clear toughened, 16mm argon cavity and 1 leaf 6mm toughened SN70/35.

Steve Whitehead, Manchester Branch Manager at GG Glass commented: “This was an interesting project due to the unique design characteristics along the front of the store. As with all corporate clients, we work carefully in line with their brand and layout guidelines to create a consistent and quality finish.

“The entire installation was completed within two weeks – we’ve since received fantastic feedback from both the client and end user.”

GG Glass has successfully delivered a number of projects for Costa Coffee across the UK.

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