Preston films firm aids big green wall

SAVED: Centrica's green wall
SAVED: Centrica's green wall
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A Preston firm has been called in to look after a spectacular green wall at an energy company.

Lustalux at the Anchorage Business Park, Chain Caul Way, installed solar control window film at Centrica’s Windsor headquarters to protect its sustainable Biotecture green wall.

The British Gas owner asked Lustalux to help safeguard its three-storey high living wall of plants for the atrium in its HQ.

The large facility which consists of vast expanses of horizontal and vertical glass, features the impressive green wall that needed protecting from excessive heat from the sun.

Lustalux which has been supplying and installing commercial window film across the UK for more than 20 years, installed the silver reflective film over the course of the year with the help of Drewmark Building Services.

The applied solar control window film now reduces solar heat and glare into the atrium without significant loss of natural light.

Richard Lancaster, managing director of Lustalux, said: “All work was carried out at the weekends so there was zero impact on the day to day business and the finished product will bring about a significant improvement in inside temperatures and glare which the entire workforce can enjoy.”

A spokesman from Centrica said: “We were delighted when Drewmark Building Services asked us to work alongside them to protect such a statement planting design.

“The workforce of British Gas have been inspired by the living wall. Many of the staff members bring in clients to showcase the sustainable aspects of the building so it was absolutely imperative that we protected its health from the sun’s heat.”

Lustalux have worked the likes of Red Bull, BMW, Asda and Sky.