MAKING IT COOL AT MORRISONS
June 2009

Morrison Granton1 200x200Levolux has helped cut carbon emissions at Morrisons’ latest store in Granton, Edinburgh, whilst keeping its customers cool throughout the year.

As the UK’s leading Solar Shading specialist, Levolux installed its fabricated aluminium Brise Soleil and Aerofoil Fins to help combat solar heat gain within the complex. While summer temperatures soar, the Levolux solar shading system works effectively to help maintain a naturally cool environment for shoppers without the need for expensive, energy sapping air conditioning.

Morrison Granton4 200x200Part of Edinburgh’s regeneration plans, the new Morrisons’ store, designed by 3DReid, was built upon a 9.5 acre brown-field site. It is set to bring new life to the waterfront area on the banks of the Firth of Forth, just outside Edinburgh. In addition to the new Morissons’ store, the development comprises offices and student accommodation for the adjacent Telford College.

Morrison Granton3 200x200Levolux’s Solar Shading products perfectly complement this highly eco-conscious project, which has a number of other environmentally friendly elements including a rainwater harvesting system.

Levolux installed 400mm wide long span Aerofoil Fins around the car parking area, free spanning up to 8 metres between concrete columns. The same 400mm wide Aerofoil Fins were also installed at high level along a parapet and around the main entrance, integrating with the curtain walling.

Morrison Granton2 200x200As an extension of the Levolux Solar Shading system, students at Telford College also benefit from cool, comfortable accommodation, with 200mm Aerofoil Fins installed vertically across three panels of glazing of the student accommodation areas.

Finished in an attractive, co-ordinated grey powder coating, Levolux’s Aerofoil Fins not only provide an eye-catching aesthetic feature, they also boost the site’s green credentials and create a more pleasant environment for shoppers and students alike.