Category: News

14 Jul 2017

BMW Brookvale

Col Crawford Motors BMW Showroom

The new BMW Showroom for Col Crawford Motors located on Pittwater Road, Brookvale, has been designed around the distinctive BMW head office concept synonymous with the brand worldwide.

The project consisted of an extension and complete refurbishment of the showroom, service, parts and accessories, and used vehicles areas. G.James’ involvement with the project was the supply of 200m2 HL119 ToughLam glass.

To see more images, go to the BMW Brookvale project page.

06 Jul 2017

Mount Street, North Sydney

107 Mount Street, North Sydney

Located on the prominent corner of Arthur and Mount Streets in the heart of the North Sydney CBD, 107 Mount Street has recently been transformed following a multi-million dollar upgrade into a modern contemporary building.

The works involved building a new raised structural steel and glass awning at the front of the building, refurbishing and extending the forecourt area and upgrading the façade with new glazing and composite aluminum.

G.James was engaged to help complete the refurbishment of the ground floor lobby and forecourt area, as well as the eight-floor façade upgrade. The spandrel glass, façade and skylights feature ToughLam and Colourlite, and transform the space into a contemporary light-filled area.

To see more images, go to the Mount Street North Sydney project page.

29 Jun 2017

Westfield Miranda

Westfield Miranda Redevelopment

Westfield Miranda, the largest shopping centre in Sydney’s south, has recently undergone a $435 million redevelopment, which will act as a blueprint for all future Westfield projects.

G.James’ task was to provide and install 306 glass louvres manufactured from 13.52mm HL119 ToughLam. The louvres create a light filled space throughout the year with ventilation in the warmer months.

Along with the opening of international clothing brands and smaller anchor department stores, the redevelopment places a greater emphasis on fresh food and entertainment with a multi-screen event cinema now added. The project also includes the addition of more than 100 specialty retailers.

To see more images, go to the Westfield Miranda project page.

09 Jun 2017

CBA Martin Place, Sydney

Commonwealth Bank, Martin Place

Affectionately known as the Money Box, 5 Martin Place is one of Sydney’s most iconic heritage listed sandstone buildings. Built in 1913 to house the headquarters of the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the building was one of the most modern banking establishments in the world, and among the very first to use the technologically advanced structural steel frame system in its construction.

With nine floors added to the side of the heritage building that runs down Martin Place and around the corner in Pitt Street, the completed redesign of the Money Box showcases a unique combination of original heritage grandeur with ultra-modern glass features.

G.James was involved with the upgrade of the ground floor internal partitions consisting of 368m2 of 13.52mm Low Iron ToughLam with Frit and Bronze Mirror.

To see more images, go to the CBA Martin Place project page.

06 Jun 2017

Overseas Passenger Terminal Upgrade

Bon voyage

Sydney Ports recently completed the second of two major projects to upgrade the iconic Overseas Passenger Terminal (OPT) at Circular Quay.

The project involved extending the wharf by almost 60m to more safely accommodate some of the world’s largest cruise ships. The extension of the wharf eliminates the need for the larger ships to use temporary anchors submerged in Campbell’s Cove.

G.James provided the glass and installation for the south, east and west façades of the passenger terminal, including a lift shaft, external balustrades, travelator and skylights. One of the key architectural features is on level 3 deck with its stunning overhead glazing and lift awning. The glass products featured over 2900m² Low E ToughLam, Low Iron ToughLam and Clear ToughLam.

To see more images, go to the Overseas Passenger Terminal Upgrade project page.

25 May 2017

Acland Street Renewal

St Kilda’s vibrant Acland Street precinct recently received a fabulous streetscape upgrade

Port Phillip Council approved plans to transform Acland Street with a lively public plaza and a ‘promenade’ atmosphere to encourage pedestrians to stroll along the iconic shopping, dining and entertainment destination. The upgrade also allows for the seamless integration of Public Transport Victoria’s (PTV) upgraded level-access Acland Street tram terminus.

G.James supplied the glass for 14 custom tram shelters, each constructed of 16 overhead glazed panels – a total of 224 shaped panels, 1800mm x 700mm. The glass type used was 13.52mm ToughLam Graphic Custom Laminate.

The newly established pedestrian plaza provides 30% more open public space that is more accessible for those with accessibility requirements, meaning more people can visit and enjoy the iconic shopping street than ever before.

To see more images, go to the Acland Street project page.

17 Mar 2016

Glass Australia Editorial April 2016

New range of GJ ToughLam Backed by Engineering Support Package

To coincide with the recent launch of the new GJ ToughLam range, G.James now provides a package of support services exclusive to GJ ToughLam that includes full project specifications, structural glass engineering and certification needed to deliver the highest quality, guaranteed glazing solutions to their customers.

“Perfect for staircases, frameless balustrades, glass flooring, skylights and canopies, pool fences and custom windows, ESP leverages G.James’ vast glazing experience with the most knowledgeable practitioners in the business,” says Jamie Rice, Assistant General Manager G.James Safety Glass (VIC). “We provide complete glazing systems for each specialist project. Structural glass and glazing analysis is conducted by fully qualified engineers with certification provided for guaranteed compliance,” explains Jamie. “We can even arrange a detailed inspection and onsite consultation services if needed.”

Delivering the ideal solution for those fabricators, shopfitters and builders without the engineering resources readily available, G.James’ ESP provides an economical, integrated service tailored to suit a wide range of safety and structural glazing requirements. Their fully qualified team provide structural engineering capabilities attuned to the latest designs and innovation in the industry, with significant expertise in all facets of structural glazing, to deliver rapid turnaround on any retail, commercial or residential projects.


06 Mar 2016

Glass Australia Editorial Feb 2016

G.James Releases ‘ToughLam’ Range

G.James has just announced the release of its GJ ToughLam range, which includes toughened and heat-strengthened laminated glass products for high-quality projects. The range is now available across Australia, with G.James Victoria able to provide additional technical services and short lead times.

The release follows G.James’ recent equipment investments including significant upgrades to its cutting-edge, autoclave-based laminating plant in Melbourne.

The new range of GJ ToughLam – heat strengthened or toughened laminated glass – can be specified in configurations and interlayers that include standard PVB and SentryGlas® ionoplast, ensuring the highest strength and structural performance. GJ ToughLam can also be specified with a hi-performance acoustic interlayer for enhanced sound control.

This range is ideal for use in custom windows, glass fins, balustrades and pool fences, skylights and overhead glazing, enabling architects and window manufacturers to maximise innovations in retail, commercial and residential markets by delivering the very best combination of safety, security and solar control.

In addition, the new range includes GJ ToughLam FLOOR for architectural flooring and stair treads, as well as GJ Toughlam GRAPHIC, featuring the very latest low-volume ceramic print technology that efficiently combines images or abstract graphics for use in screens, canopies and overhead glazing to meet any design requirements.

With close to 100 years experience, G.James has built a reputation for high-quality products across a wide range of product streams.

The G.James’ range is backed by a full package of support services for its Melbourne customers, including specifications, engineer calculations and certifications required to deliver quality glazing solutions.