Durham Gateway, Durham, United Kingdom
It is the 3rd oldest university in England and has been a leading European centre of learning for over 1,000 years. The challenge began with 18 “showpiece” skylight shading systems SG 2195 to the curved pod windows. A further 21 skylight shading systems in “soft roman blind style” were installed to the roof lights, all RAL coated to suit the curtain walling. Specialist brackets had to be sourced to suit the curve and stack depth. The “Sharks Fin” boardroom has 16 roller blinds SG 4870, the corridors and back entrance have 8 double and 8 single roller blinds. Further roller blinds were fitted in the round canteen area. Dim-out systems were specified for the meeting rooms. A total of 85 electrically operated systems were installed, all are radio controlled.