Gilberts towering above the rest with Blackpool FC project

  • 7 Apr 2021

Gilberts Blackpool has teamed up with football team Blackpool FC to replace rusty plant screening and ventilation louvres at the ground.

At the League One side’s Bloomfield Road, there are now two banks of Gilberts’ WGK75 kit-form louvres, each 10m x 3m either side of the Stadium merchandise shop, and a further 4m x 4m screen by the north stand. To optimise protection, the aluminium louvres have been powder coated marine grade – in tangerine.

Gilberts on target

Glynn Makin, Blackpool FC stadium manager, comments: “Our nickname is The Tangerines. As I wanted to create a talking point, it seemed logical to choose such a bright colour for the louvres, especially as Gilberts as a company has been actively encouraging the use of colour to brighten our built landscape.

“I knew from Gilberts’ reputation that the company would be on target for quality and price too.”

Ian Rogers, Gilberts Sales Director, says: “You don’t get environments in England much more extreme than the North Sea/Lancashire coast. We had to be sure that whatever we supplied would perform, balancing performance with value for money. WGK scored on all counts.”


Gilberts’ WGK75 features a unique clip-on blade that enables quick yet precise fitting on site. Once installed, it provides a good 50% free ventilation area, whilst protecting from weather ingress.

The WGK75 is part of Gilberts’ louvre product range, providing a comprehensive package to keep pace with the evolution of building design and structural interfaces.

It includes standard, high performance, site assembled and acoustic louvres, available in a range of ratings for weight, ventilation, weather, insects and even bird ingress.

Innovatively, with its in-house design expertise, Gilberts has the capability to create bespoke configurations, which can be both CFD modelled, and tested within its own laboratory to give customers complete ‘fit for purpose’ peace of mind. 

Gilberts also offers a comprehensive range of PPC, PVF and PVF2 coatings across its louvres, available in any RAL colour, applied to louvres of almost any size.


Gilberts of Blackpool,
Gilair Works,
Clifton Road,
FY4 40T

Phone: 01253 766911
Fax: 01253 767941

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