Go Glass, an independent glass design company in Cambridge designed, produced and installed protective glass screens for King’s College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.
In a world where hygiene is more important than ever before, Go Glass were commissioned to design bespoke glass protection screens for this historic college, founded in 1441 by King Henry VI. From the outset, Go Glass knew an off-the-shelf acrylic product was never going to fit the bill and accepted the challenge to come up with the ideal customised solution. Drawing on the experience of their Design Director and his team, and utilising specialist glass processes including UV bonding, Go Glass proudly supplied and installed these glass screens to the Porters’ Lodge. The screens incorporated the King’s College logo, etched onto Go Glass’s toughened ‘hygiene glass’.
Go Glass’s new range of hygiene glass is powered by award-winning, ‘non-stick’ easy-clean Ritec ClearShield® glass surface treatment. Not only is treated glass easier to maintain and looks pristine for longer, it has been independently tested to resist the adhesion and growth of bacteria. Porters’ Lodge staff and visitors are now adequately protected from each other, and any germs on the screens will not adhere to the surface, so are easily removed during cleaning. These measures help to promote a more hygienic environment.
Established in 1978, Go Glass remains a family owned and run business. Today the company specialise in the design and manufacture of bespoke glass and systems. Shortlisted for ‘Glass Company of the Year’ in 2017 and 2018, and for a Manufacturing Innovation award in 2019, Go Glass have featured at exhibitions in Europe including Glasstec in Germany, Hampton Court and Chelsea Flower Shows and their work can be seen at prestigious hotels, shops, restaurants and airports around the UK.