VELUX brightens the day at Glasgow Early Learning Centre

  • 19 Jul 2018

 VELUX is brightening the day of children from Glasgow with the installation of its Modular Skylights at the new £3.4m Glenpark Early Learning Centre in Greenock.

The new ELC will provide places for 100 young children, as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to increase free early learning and childcare hours available.

Screen Shot 2018-07-19 at 09.08.40Natural lighting was considered an important factor in the design of the building, with research suggesting that natural light has a positive effect on the psychological well-being of children in terms of mood, security and behaviour. Having good natural light and ventilation in a learning environment is also recognised as being beneficial to children with autism spectrum disorder 1.

In addition, the Scottish Government’s; ‘Space to Grow’ report, states specifically that natural light should be within as many areas possible through the premises, playrooms used by children should have natural light, and all opportunities for maximising natural light should be taken.

It was felt that the most effective method of accessing these benefits at Glenpark was through the use of rooflights. Holmes Miller Architects specified VELUX Modular Skylights due to the lack of outward protusion and slim aesthetic. The skylights also offer built-in blinds, ideal for nap time at the centre.

The system is also modular, so reduces installation time on site – they can be fitted up to three times faster than a traditional installation, creating a quicker weathertight seal.

Screen Shot 2018-07-19 at 09.08.05Once the skylight system had been selected, the architects specified:

– 29 VELUX Modular Skylight units split over seven northlight banks within a 35° slate roof.
– Integrated blinds (pre-fitted in the factory).
– 1400mm long units in a variety of widths.
– Light solar shading specified for the glass.

VELUX worked with Baker Hicks, the M&E contractors, to identify a solution to control the actuators that open and close the skylight to allow natural ventilation, as well as shade levels through the in-built factory fitted blinds. Venting modules and blinds are controlled by the VELUX INTEGRA® system.

VELUX INTEGRA is a revolutionary remote- controlled, integrated blind system that is quick and easy to install, promises durability, and features a whisper quiet motor.

Contact:

Velux Co Ltd
Woodside Way
Glenrothes East
Fife
KY7 4ND

Phone: 01592 778927
Fax: 01592 771839

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