Blackburn Shopping Mall Atria Case Study

The glass atria over Britain’s malls and shopping centres are designed to give an outdoor “high street” feel to the retail experience. They protect shoppers from the worst of the weather as they move between stores while allowing light into the mall. The problem is, like all large expanses of glass these glazed domes act as a giant magnifying glass by massively increasing the effects of solar heat and glare.

Facilities consultants for “The Mall” in Blackburn contacted Lustalux about such a problem. We carried out surveys to assess the extent of the work, to establish which solar control window film in our range was compatible with the glazing system and finally a health and safety survey to ensure that the work could be carried out safely and with no disruption to the shopping centre.