CBS installed 16 of their SYSTEM 8/140 motorised blinds in the lantern, with all 8 blinds on each elevation operating together, as one group. The blinds stack neatly on the sills and run up unobtrusive guide cables to the apex. These cables are kept under constant tension so that there is minimal sagging in the solar control fabric. This was a challenging project for CBS, to install these blinds 8 metres above floor level in a 1909 structure where many elements were out of square.
Walker Simpson Architects commented “The challenge of providing a flexible, electrically operated blind solution to a continuous central roof glazed element of a grade 2 listed former Victorian swimming pool has been successfully achieved”.