Spinlock is a world leader in the design and manufacture of fibre rope holding equipment for the sailing industry and had identified the building industry as having scope for the technology. Billings Jackson convened a design workshop to explore opportunities and a suspended, cable stay glazing system was swiftly identified. The brief was to keep it light and to allow the wall to move, absorbing the wind loads. BDA and Billings Jackson designed the glass shoe and glazing details, while TTI and Spinlock with David Dexter developed the fibres and clamping action. The prototype was built and further developed with GIG in Austria.