Vitral, now part of VELUX Commercial, manufactured and delivered a number of its bespoke daylight solutions to the intu Metrocentre in Gateshead
Vitral, part of VELUX Commercial, manufactured and delivered several bespoke glazing solutions to the iconic intu Metrocentre in Gateshead as part of multi-million-pound investment programme by the operator.
intu appointed Edinburgh-based architects, CDA Group, to undertake the re-configuration of the former Mediterranean Village.
The operator’s brief to the architect was challenging on two counts: the mall had to retain as much of the existing shell construction as possible to deliver cost efficiency, and construction had to be managed to avoid interruption to trade or to public access between the mall areas.
Seeking to maximise the daylighting potential, CDA considered the VELUX Glazing Panels, previously known as Vitral A74 roof glazing, the most appropriate solution as they could be tailored to suit the project. They offered several key benefits, which included their suitability to be self-supporting, thereby reducing the need for additional structure.