PECKHAM POLICE STATION

Originally built in 1893, by 1988, Peckham Police Station had become a typical listed and ageing Victorian building. Its tired sash windows and irregularly opened or closed window blinds presented a messy and disorderly facade. With no environmental control, the building overheated in summer and was difficult to heat in winter. Due to open windows, and the ability to view inside from out, privacy and security was massively compromised.

In 1988, Peckham Police Station was modernised with MicroLouvre screens, and the results are as effective now, as they were on installation. MicroLouvre is the ideal solution for heritage or listed buildings as it can replicate any window shape and appearance, and as such the station was given a sleek and uniform exterior that is still visible today.

 

The problems of huge summer heat gain and winter heat loss were instantly solved as MicroLouvre is able to block up to 100% of total solar heat gain. MicroLouvre’s 80% open area gave occupants natural ventilation and perfect outward vision. Yet due to the screens’ directional privacy capabilities, views inside the building were restricted. The windows were shielded from direct ingress of rain and had added protection against intentional window damage.

 

30 years later in 2018 the building’s appearance remains uniform and uncluttered. The occupants continue to enjoy both thermal and visual comfort and annual energy savings are being made due to decreased HVAC requirements. The annual cost of this maintenance-free installation spread over the 30 years, even at 2018 values, equates to less than £400 per year and energy savings can reach up to 68%.

PROJECT:

PECKHAM POLICE STATION

LOCATION:

LONDON, UK

PRODUCT:

MICROLOUVRE™ SCREENS

INSTALL DATE:

1998

REQUIREMENTS

  • LISTED/HERITAGE BUILDING

  • APPEARANCE REPLICATION

  • STOP SUMMER HEAT GAIN

  • REDUCE WINTER HEAT LOSS

  • IMPROVE PRIVACY AND SECURITY

  • LOW MAINTENANCE

  • MAINTAIN NATURAL VENTILATION

  • DO NOT OBSCURE OUTWARD VIEW

SOLUTION

  • WINDOW FRONTAGE UNCHANGED AND MADE CLEAN AND UNIFORM

  • 100% HEAT GAIN BLOCKED

  • UP TO 68% ENERGY SAVINGS

  • 80% FREE AIR FLOW NATURAL VENTILATION

  • 80% OPEN AREA FOR CLEAR OUTWARD VISION

  • DIRECTIONAL PRIVACY & GLAZING SECURITY

  • DURABILITY AND LONGEVITY

  • 30-YEAR MAINTENANCE-FREE LIFESPAN

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Smartlouvre manufactures high quality louvred metal fabrics for multiple commercial applications. Precise engineering for optimum performance is at the heart of what we do.

Smartlouvre Technology Ltd
18 The Tanneries
Brockhampton Lane
Havant, Hampshire

PO9 1JB

United Kingdom

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