Kalwall

Daylighting fit for Kings with Kalwall

  • 25 Apr 2019

The recent redevelopment of the food court at Kings Mall Shopping Centre, on a five-acre site in London’s Hammersmith area, exposed up some interesting and complex challenges, which were solved by Kalwall.

As part of ongoing work, the new residential apartments above the shopping centre were being negatively affected by light pollution and a lack of privacy from visitors looking through the food court atrium.

To solve this issue, owners and developers, Schroders, chose to install Kalwall translucent cladding around the whole of the atrium.

This screened the external courtyard above, which mitigated the problems around privacy, while maintaining the maximum levels of interior daylight.

Installed in a Verti-Kal pattern, the Kalwall panels complement the industrial feel of the redevelopment and its hard concrete and stone surfaces, while providing several benefits for shoppers and residents alike.

This project superbly illustrates the advantages of Kalwall over traditional glazing; here, it offers complete line-of-sight protection, maintaining privacy for the residents and controlling light pollution, while bathing the interior with diffused daylighting, regardless of the weather.

The panels are lightweight, but extremely durable with supreme resistance to impact and scratching. They are also vandal resistant, with good protection against windborne debris.

In addition, Kalwall’s insulating properties mean U-values as low as 0.28 can be achieved, while daylight is driven deeper into the interior space below, therefore reducing energy costs for both artificial lighting and temperature control.

The exterior face is colour stable and includes a UV resistant, self-cleaning surface, meaning normal rainfall helps to keep the surface free of dust and dirt whilst, at the same time, retaining the original colour during the weathering process, which all helps to reduce the costs of maintenance and cleaning.

Structura UK,
Unit 1, Oakcroft Road,
Chessington,
Surrey,
United Kingdom,
KT9 1RH

Phone: 020 8391 5805
Fax: 020 8397 4361

Visit Structura UK's website

Leave a Reply

Latest news

Freefoam

Freefoam support installers getting back to work

Freefoam Building Products has released an informative, simple video to illustrate how roofline fitters can carry out work while keeping themselves, colleagues and homeowners safe.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Drainage, Guttering, Soffits & Fascias, Fascias, Health & Safety, news, Posts, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Roofs, Video of the Week, Walls

BMBI

Builders’ Merchants’ Q1 sales hit by Coronavirus restriction: BMBI

Builders’ Merchants’ sales to builders and contractors in the first quarter of 2020 were knocked by the COVID-19 pandemic and Government measures to contain the virus, explain the BMBI.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Health & Safety, Interiors, news, Plant, Equipment and Hire

GEZE

GEZE ‘Touchless’ solution needs no helping hand

GEZE’s ‘touchless’ manual activation solution for automatic door operation is a major help to both mitigate health and safety risks and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, news, Security and Fire Protection

GGF

Government guidance vital as industry restarts - GGF

As the Government is starting to rejuvenate the economy, the GGF calls on companies to adjust to the safety guidance and ensure all work is carried out as safely as possible.

Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Glass, Glazing, news, Posts, Publications, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Site Preparation, Windows