A Diamond in the rough

The Maylands Building at Diamond Point in Hemel Hempstead is part of a massive regeneration project carried out by main contractor Galliford Try, with JET Cox designing a bespoke flat glass rooflight system to the lower section of the new terrace area.

The building offers almost 141,000ft2 of office space, complete with lounge areas, cafes, gym and shower room facilities, and a public roof terrace complete with green roof.

The roofing system comprises a total of 5 rooflights, both circular and rectangular, which provides a source of natural daylight into the main reception space below.

With pedestrian access being a key function of the terrace the decision was taken to provide the highest categories of glass performance for the units to ensure the safety of users.

Steven Rumble, Jet Cox sales and specification manager said: “The Maylands Building project was a success for a number of reasons. All parties involved formed a great working relationship and despite the technical challenges, the outstanding team-work enabled us to deliver the project on time and within budget.”