University Hospital Southhampton

University Hospital Southhampton

Southampton university hospital 

General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) at University Hospital Southhampton

Client: Imperial Facades

Project: General Intensive Care Unit (GICU)

Location: University Hospital Southampton, England

Products Supplied: Guardian ClimaGuard A1.0, AGC Glass



At Euroview Architectural Glass, we pride ourselves on delivering high-quality glass solutions that meet the stringent requirements of healthcare facilities. We were honoured to partner with Imperial Facades for the General Intensive Care Unit (GICU) at University Hospital Southampton. This project required glazing solutions that would provide excellent neutrality to let in natural light and create comfortable environments for both patients and staff.


Project Requirements:

The GICU project at University Hospital Southampton had specific requirements that we were well-equipped to meet:


  • Natural Light: Ensuring that the glass allows maximum natural light to enter, creating a bright and welcoming environment.

  • Comfort: Providing a comfortable indoor environment by optimising thermal performance.

  • Neutral Appearance: Maintaining a neutral appearance to seamlessly integrate with the unit’s design.

  • Safety and Hygiene: Meeting the rigorous safety and hygiene standards required for a healthcare setting.


Solution Provided:

To meet these needs, we supplied two types of high-performance glass:


Guardian ClimaGuard A1.0:


  • Neutral Appearance: This glass provides high transparency and a neutral appearance, ensuring the visual integrity of the GICU’s design.

  • Thermal Insulation: With excellent thermal insulation properties, it reduces heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer, significantly contributing to the unit’s energy efficiency.

  • Natural Light and Comfort: Featuring advanced properties that allow maximum natural light penetration while maintaining a comfortable indoor climate. This glass helps create a bright and comfortable environment essential for patient recovery and staff efficiency.



Imperial Facades expertly integrated our glass solutions into the GICU structure. The combination of Guardian ClimaGuard A1.0 and AGC Glass provided an optimal balance of natural light, thermal insulation, and aesthetic appeal.



The use of our advanced glazing solutions has resulted in a state-of-the-art intensive care unit that excels in providing a comfortable, safe, and visually appealing environment. The GICU at University Hospital Southampton now benefits from:


Enhanced Natural Light:

  • A bright and welcoming environment that promotes well-being and recovery.

Energy Efficiency:

  • Reduced energy costs due to the high-performance insulation properties of the glass.

Comfort and Safety:

  • A comfortable indoor climate with optimal temperature regulation and adherence to safety standards.

Aesthetic Quality:

  • A modern and neutral appearance that complements the architectural vision of the hospital.



Euroview Architectural Glass is proud to have contributed to the success of the GICU project at University Hospital Southampton. Our commitment to providing high-quality, innovative glazing solutions has helped create a sustainable and comfortable healthcare environment. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Imperial Facades and supporting future projects with our expertise and superior glass products.

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