Old Trafford Cricket Ground

For Lancashire County Cricket Club's prestige new Emirates Pavilion, Decor Systems were asked to provide automated shading to the executive boxes and meeting rooms. Decor Systems supplied 64 motorised blinds.

With every fire door and external door independently controlled by the fire alarm, the blinds automatically rise to the top when the alarm is activated. They can be also be controlled separately, enabling the user to access the terrace without compromising the privacy or shading for the rest of the room.

The roller blinds used the decor Alfresco, a tough PVC-free woven screen fabric which provides shading, yet still allows outward visibility to the pitch.

The decor 560 blackout blinds were supplied with Edgefast™ side channels - an innovative system which prevents the fabric from blowing out of the side channels on opening doors and windows, and gives a neat taut finish to the blind, without any of the messy reinforcing rods associated with ordinary blackout blinds.

To complete the seamless look, the side channels and headbox were powdercoated to match the curtain walling mullions.

Client: Lancashire County Cricket Club

Contractor: Morgan Sindall

Architect: BDP