LEVOLUX DIVES IN AT SIDCUP April 2008
Faced with the challenge of regulating temperature in a changeable, humid environment, the new Sidcup Leisure Centre needed the very best in solar shading technology – and Levolux was invited to take the plunge.
The £14million building’s front façade features expansive windows that look into the swimming areas. Specified by architects Burke Rickhards, Levolux fitted its state of the art 9000 Sunbreaker system to offer maximum solar shading to these sections and to areas at the rear of the building.
Comprising a series of horizontal 400mm aluminium Aerofoil Fins, angled in the optimum position (62º), the solar shading system developed by Levolux minimises solar heat gain, thereby reducing the centre’s reliance on expensive, energy sapping air conditioning.
Finished in a RAL 9006 grey powder coating, the system offers a stunning contrast against the red brick and glass backdrop – highlighting the creative aesthetic potential Levolux’s Solar Shading products offer architects.
Sidcup Leisure Centre has since opened its doors to the general public and is already proving a huge asset to the local community.