St Lawrence Jewry, City of London
To replace the existing timber entrance door to the church and two sets of internal doors to the nave with a series of bespoke double glass doors, including the application of an appropriate glass manifestation to all doors.
Ion Glass working directly for St Lawrence Jewry
External double glass doors; two sets of internal double glass doors; replacement glass panels as required to existing timber doors
St Lawrence Jewry is the official church of the Lord Mayor of London and the City of London Corporation and stands in the Yard of the Guildhall. There has been a church on the site for around 900 years: it was re-built by Sir Christopher Wren after the Great Fire of 1666 and rebuilt again after extensive damage during the Second World War. A Grade 1 listed building it has an impressive white interior with splendid chandeliers and extensive use of gold leaf.
The complex glass manifestations applied to the doors feature the City of London coat of arms and the St Lawrence Jewry logo.
The new bespoke glass doors replaced timber doors, creating a more visually welcoming and practical entrance for visitors to the church, providing stunning views of the interior whilst at the same time retaining heat and minimising draughts.
The outer double glass church doors are set into the existing timber frame, which was cut to suit the new installation and patched afterwards to seamlessly match the original wood. They are single action pivot doors installed on high quality GEZE hydraulic floor springs, concealed within the floor for an unobtrusive result.
In accordance with requirements from Heritage England, the glass specified for the outer doors is low reflective Amiran glass, reducing the level of surface reflection seen from the face of the glass.
Two second sets of full height glass double doors were installed internally, replacing the original old- fashioned timber doors with glass panels that opened onto the nave. The new glass doors were fitted into the existing timber framed openings, pivoting on concealed hydraulic floor springs.
All the doors feature an impressive glass manifestation in the form of the City of London coat of arms and the St Lawrence Jewry logo applied to the doors in silver etched vinyl film. The manifestation was created on behalf of the church by Ion Glass.
In addition, two panels of clear toughened glass replaced the existing glass panes of the South entrance doors.
A beautiful series of bespoke glass doors has created a more visitor-friendly entrance to this impressive church. The complex glass manifestation reflects the historical importance of St Lawrence Jewry to the City of London.