Stylish shading for an award-winning development
Christopher House is a mixed commercial and residential site that includes the student accommodation for Rose Bruford College, London’s International Drama School, one of the largest provider's of vocational degrees in theatre and related arts in Europe. Stansons were asked for an intelligent shading solution to accommodate a variety of bedrooms and communal areas.
High performance regeneration
The Purelake Group completely regenerated the Christopher House site in Sidcup, Kent to include an 8-story student complex for student accommodation and a new cafe with an outdoor seating area. The ground floor also provided practice studios, conference facilities and commercial retail space with a Premier Inn above. The varied nature of the site meant that there was a tremendous variety in size and shape of the windows.
The Stansons solution
The challenge faced by Stansons was to create a stylish solution that would shade 274 windows in a wide variety of sizes. Stansons designed and installed Armour roller blinds using a slate-grey Splash Rock dim-out fabric. The blinds featured aluminium top tubes, anti-slip sidewinder controls with nickel-plated steel ball chains. The bottom bars were fabric covered with powder-coated steel brackets. Each blind was supplied with a chain tidy to comply with ESN 10120.
Development without drama
Purelake won the Multi-Storey Development of the Year 2105 for Christopher House. They pride themselves on taking a clear, uncomplicated approach to the development process. Clearly, Stansons ability to create intelligent shading solutions, that covered a variety of window sizes and uses, can only have helped.