ROK Regal recently completed construction of Les Quennevais School on the island of Jersey. Following initial approach, Levolux were presented with the opportunity to provide design and supply of the solar shading package.
Infiniti Aerofoil Fin Panels
200mm x 45mm 900 Series Single Piece Extrusion
Triniti Curtain Wall Brackets
First Fix Stub Brackets
The design focused on the reduction of solar heat gain into this £30m new school whilst maintaining a charming aesthetic. Working alongside architect Pick Everard, the design called for shading to 41 bays to effectively reduce solar heat gain through the shaded area by as much as 95%. This design reduced the need for air conditioning inside the school, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.
Levolux provided design input and incorporated the Infiniti® aerofoil fin, Triniti® bracket and first fix stub brackets to the structure. The 900 series Infiniti® extruded aluminium aerofoil blade was set at a fixed horizontal angle and finished in a matt black polyester powder coating. The Levolux Infiniti® fins were assembled into pre-built panels in order to provide shipping and installation efficiencies.
Marc Godel – Construction Director at ROK Regal Construction Limited:
‘During the PCSA period the façade of the buildings were completely re-designed, as part of this re-design we needed to find a new solution to the solar shading to various elevations of the building. Levolux were key to this re-design working closely with the project design team, glazing and cladding contractors to find the right solution for the project’
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