6 Pancras Square

Shading solutions to meet BREEAM criteria for new developments

6 Pancras Square is part of a prestigious development on a brownfield site to the north of Kings Cross station. Because the developers required the scheme to meet the highest sustainability targets, a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating was required. The architect paid particular attention to glare and solar gain reduction in order to meet the BREEAM criteria. At the same time they recognised the importance of maintaining a view of the outside from all elevations to improve staff health and well-being.

The use of window blinds for glare control contributes by itself one credit under BREEAM 2008 under the Health & Wellbeing category. After further consideration, and with help from Verosol’s technical department, a thermal modelling study proved that Verosol’s high performance SilverScreen metallised screen fabric with 4% openness returned the optimum shading coefficient. Use of this fabric with ShadeTech RBL-C roller blinds contributed an extra BREEAM credit related to thermal comfort in the Health & Wellbeing category.

  • Location: Kings Cross, London

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