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.