The Project

Project: Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal – Northamptonshire
Client: Winvic / Prologis
Architect: Stephen George + Partners
Project worth: £100K
Product: HALO 200™ Solar Shading System

The third phase of the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal development was first authorised by the government back in 2014. This project was a collaboration between big name developer Prologis, respected contractor Winvic, and Solinear were called upon to contribute some high-end solar shading.

The major project has now seen a new interchange and additional warehousing covering 850 acres added to the existing Northamptonshire site.

Following the tender outline provided by Solihull architects Stephen George + Partners, Solienar were commissioned to design, manufacture and install its stylish Halo 200 brise soleil fin system with ‘cats ear’ profiled end-plates, providing the building with a sustainable, cost-effective and aesthetically-pleasing way to reduce the impact of solar gain.

The biggest challenge Solinear faced was the sheer size of the products the architect specified – it was a completely bespoke product. Solinear studied the requirements in minute detail, then designed, manufactured and installed Halo 200 solar shading; something that will keep building users comfortable for decades to come.

Winvic Senior Design Manager Scott McDermott commented:

“We want to thank Solinear for the superb job they did on the DIRFT III project –  and especially under the considerable time pressures, they were faced with. We look forward to working with them again in future.”


Products Used

Services Provided

  • Product manufacture
  • Product installation
  • On site project management