A total shading solution for a prestigious global head office
AV Trade creates an extensive range of global aircraft component support solutions, each designed to meet customers’ specific requirements. With a commitment to continued expansion tempered by sustainability, AV Trade commissioned a new global head office in Sayers Common, West Sussex. Stansons were invited to produce a high-end, total daylighting and shade solution to match this prestigious headquarters.
An HQ committed to high efficiency and renewable energy
Crowther Associates Architects were appointed by AV Trade Ltd to design a twin-phase project. The first phase included a 90,000 sq. ft. building comprising of a new warehouse/distribution center and logistics offices. The second phase was a 35,000 sq. ft. head office. The whole site enjoys high efficiency ventilation and lighting systems, and renewable energy where 10% of the site’s supply is produced via a PV array on the roof. AV Trade were committed to an efficient shading solution that didn’t look out of place in the outside environment.
The Stansons solution
Stansons’ solution was to produce a mixture of high quality, beautifully designed, motorised and chain-operated blinds. Each was sympathetic to the surrounding environment whilst reducing solar glare and maintaining energy efficiency. A total of 263 matching Armour blinds were designed and installed for AV Trade’s global headquarters including a motorised solution for the boardroom and executive suites. These featured integral motors within the barrels for a smooth and prestigious finish and were supplied with single channel wall controls and 4 channel handsets. The whole solution used Stansons own Hattin 3% Cummulus range of intelligent fabrics.
A global HQ that helps address global concerns
AV Trade felt it was important that the shading solutions for their HQ were sympathetic to the surrounding environment whilst reducing solar input, maintaining energy efficiency and increasing sustainability. Stansons met this need with a solution that was stylish, low maintenance and allowed efficient daylighting inside, whilst maintaining visibility outwards. This coupled with Stansons’ intelligent dim-out fabrics enabled AV Trade employees to enjoy the image on their screen as well as the view outside. In short, a prestigious yet efficient global HQ