THE PROJECT

Project: Dewsbury Learning Quarter
Client: Dortech
Main Contractor: Kier Construction
Architects: KPP
Product: Solex Halo 100

Dewsbury Learning Quarter is one part of two new education centres opening in Dewsbury in September 2018. They’ll provide state-of-the-art facilities for science and CDI graphics & design.

Solinear was asked to design, manufacture and install a bespoke solar shading system that had plenty of challenges to overcome to meet the client’s requirements. The biggest challenge Solinear faced was the 6 self-supported mitered corners to accommodate a glass-to-glass curtain walling detail.

Solinear had to design and manufacture a bespoke system construction that allowed a conventional cantilever solar shading system to support Itself with completely bespoke end plates, which provided the elements to connect the system to the curtain wall itself.

The installation didn’t come without its challenges either; the overall corner modules were almost 4m wide and 1.2m deep, meaning the only way to lift them into place was with a crane.

Solinear Managing Director, Tony Dwyer, commented:

“The Solex Halo 100 solar shading system really adds a wow-factor to the external aesthetics of the building, whilst providing protection from solar heat gain and aiding comfort for the inhabitants.

“The solar shading system compliments the outstanding curtain walling, aluminium windows and entrance doors supplied by our client, Dortech, the fantastic design from KPP Architects, and of course another fantastic job by main contractor, Kier Construction. It’s an all-round, beautiful job!”

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Products Used

Services Provided

  • Product manufacture
  • Product installation
  • On site project management