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Using modular skylights to enhance the well-being of students in the classroom

Over 55 modules of the VELUX Modular Skylight system have been installed in the recently completed Tullibody South Campus, a highly innovative complex incorporating not only 3 educational spaces but also diverse community facilities. Integral to this transformational project was the need to maximise natural light and the availability of fresh air in the deep central area as well as over the new nursery.

  • In total, the campus provides an impressive 700 places for children under the age of 11
  • A combination of modular skylight solutions; Ridgelights, Wall-mounted Longlights and Northlights were installed to create a natural ambience conducive to the well-being of the children
  • Fully tested modular skylights from VELUX Commercial would ensure conformity to current legislation and associated guidance documents
  • VELUX Commercial provided significant technical input in order to find the most appropriate solutions to meet the brief
  • Factory-fitted blinds controlled via VELUX INTEGRA® to manage solar glare

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Products used in project

1 x Ridgelight

Ridgelight 25-40°

A dual pitched rooflight for installation on a flat roof or at a roof apex.

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1 x Wall-mounted Longlight

Wall-mounted Longlight 5-45°

A rooflight series used to connect different building heights with a flat roof as the base and a vertical wall at the top.

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3 x Northlight

Northlight 25-90°

A rooflight series for sloped, shed or saw tooth roofs.

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Quantity of modules: 55

Special Glazing: Extra-strength glazing

Ridgelight 25-40°

A dual pitched rooflight for installation on a flat roof or at a roof apex.

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Wall-mounted Longlight 5-45°

A rooflight series used to connect different building heights with a flat roof as the base and a vertical wall at the top.

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Northlight 25-90°

A rooflight series for sloped, shed or saw tooth roofs.

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David Cairns

Robertson Central East’s Managing Director

The new Tullibody South Campus will play a pivotal role in the community for a long time to come. The campus will be among the very best in the country and the provision of extensive flexible learning and external teaching spaces will allow Clackmannanshire Council to adopt the latest teaching methods and technology.

Keith Sinclair

Architect at Keppie Design

The fact that VELUX Commercial could offer a number of different lighting solutions suited us as architects as it allowed us to design a variety of spaces with different lighting conditions and VELUX Commercial had a product that would suit each condition. The choice of two control systems and different glazing options helped to shape the design of the project…and the assistance of their inhouse design/technical team was invaluable in procuring the correct product/design.

Using pre-fabricated modular skylights to seamlessly fit within a challenging structural framework

The VELUX Ridgelight was a real problem-solver for the architect and contractor, successfully addressing a number of quite specific performance and aesthetic criteria. Firstly, the aperture over the 2-storey void, which housed the feature stair/tiered seating, measured approx. 3500mm, so a rooflight system was needed that could span this not inconsiderable distance. In addition, due to the location and size of the tiered seating there had to be 12.5m2 of free area to provide high level smoke control in the event of a fire. Together with VELUX Commercial’s technical team, Keppie Design undertook a great deal of analysis in order to establish the optimum pitch for the Ridgelight (27 degrees), which would satisfy the requirements for smoke clearance and deliver on the aesthetic design intent both internally and externally.

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