4 Gatwick Road, Nexus Crawley

Infiniti Aluminium Fin Solar Shading Systems

Levolux designed, supplied and installed its Infiniti Secret-Fix Aluminium Aerofoil Fin solar shading system to provide a strong architectural feature at this new, glazed contemporary office development near Gatwick Airport

4 Gatwick Road at Nexus is a 60,000 sq ft Grade A headquarters office building with a stunning and contemporary glazed façade and feature solar shading solutions from Levolux. The building achieved a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.

Product Features

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Large sized box fins

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Bright green polyester powder coating

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Thermally broken connection back to structure

Products

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Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil Fins

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Infiniti Aluminium Box Fins

The Levolux solar shading solution provided a perfect opportunity to showcase the flexibility of its Infiniti fin solar shading system.

Levolux designed and manufactured a new Infiniti aluminium 100 x 750 mm box fin. The 4 m long fins were fixed vertically on all four storeys of the east and west-facing elevations. The bright green colour of the fins provides a striking and distinctive feature, contrasting with the more neutral colours of the facade.

Levolux’s Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil Fin solar shading system was installed on the south-facing elevation. Here, the 200 mm wide Infiniti fins were installed horizontally, set at a pitch of 250mm and fixed at an angle of 28 degrees. To the building’s main entrance, solar shading fins were installed in a continuous stack for the full height of the glazed facade. The remainder of the ground floor benefits from arrays of 7 fins, whereas the higher storeys required arrays of 4 fins to ensure the requisite transmission of natural light without excessive solar glare and heat gain.

The Infiniti Aluminium Aerofoil fins spanned approximately 3 metres between aluminium carrier arms. The Levolux external solar shading solution was tied back to structure using its patented Triniti bracket. The Triniti bracket provides a thermal break between the solar shading and curtain walling systems, thereby minimising heat loss and noise transmission.

The Infiniti aerofoil fins and carrier arms were finished with a subtle grey polyester powder coating.

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STAKEHOLDERS

HGP Architects

LOCATION

Crawley UK