Cheesegrater gets smooth, sloping blinds

7 Aug 2015

The Leadenhall Building in London is affectionately known as the Cheesegrater as the leading façade has a 10 degree slope. This was in response to a planning restriction to preserve the view of historic buildings like the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s.

With 46 floors of accommodation the Leadenhall Building has become one of the instantly recognisable buildings on the London skyline.

Of course sloping glazing means sloping blinds and this was the challenge posed to Dearnleys when fitting out a floor for Servcorp. An additional requirement was that the mullions of the curtain walling could not be drilled for any fixtures.

Dearnleys supplied and installed Astralux 3000 roller blind systems fitted with a flame retardant room darkening fabric. Stainless steel guide wires ensured that the blinds ran parallel to the glazing.

The blinds were manually operated with a side chain and to prevent these falling into the space under gravity they were held against the mullions by the use of a neat magnetic fixture – so no drilling! 

See a case study on this project here and more pictures of this project here.

To see how Dearnleys can help with your project click here.

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