Solarlux SL70e Bi-Folding Doors, West Quay, Southampton

Location: Southampton

This Solarlux SL70e Bi-Folding Doors installation project in Southampton was part of the second phase, ‘Dining at West Quay’, managed by the Watermark West Quay Scheme.

Thames Valley Windows was contracted to install the Solarlux SL70e Bi-Folding Doors at The Diner, Zizzi Restaurant, Bill’s Restaurant, and Thaikhun Restaurant on the same West Quay development.

This project offered a unique opportunity to transform a redundant brownfield site so Southampton can continue to provide residents and visitors with a fantastic retail and leisure offer in the city centre. Located by the ocean in Southampton, the Solarlux Bi-Folding Doors have been Pre-Anodised due to the marine environment, ensuring they will be protected against the elements all year round.

Solarlux and Thames Valley Window Company worked with the architects and project designers to be responsible for the design and were keen to achieve a simple and practical solution for the façade of the restaurant while maintaining a pleasing aesthetic feel for the public to enjoy.

The design of the project required slim and contemporary lines but also significant product performance due to the harsh and windy coastal environment. The Solarlux SL70e is not only sleek but offers superb thermal and hurricane-proof weathering performance, as well as being one of the only thermally-broken solutions available that can offer a fully faceted (curved) opening Bi-Fold. These doors allow the switch between internal and al-fresco dining for each restaurant at any time of year.

The Solarlux SL70e is the most versatile of the thermally broken aluminium bi-folding doors. It can achieve oversized panel widths and heights, so it was perfect for this project’s requirements in Southampton. It has a flush track for barrier-free use, ideal in an environment with high footfall and constant use all day.

We are delighted to have achieved Quality Partner status with Solarlux. Solarlux recognises us as a company that meets all its criteria regarding product and technical knowledge, installation and company values. Our excellent team of architectural designers and architects are always happy to offer guidance and bespoke solutions for a range of windows, doors and roofline products; just come and visit our showroom in Bracknell.

Products used:

  • Solarlux SL70e Bi-Folding Doors
  • Solarlux
  • Bi-Folding Doors

You may also be interested in reading our blog, ‘What Makes Solarlux Bi-Folding Doors Different?’

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