Council for Aluminium in Building

Hyde Park Corner Underpass

Project Hyde Park Corner Underpass
Location Knightsbridge, London
Sector Transport
Project value £173,000
Architect WSP Group
Main contractor FM Conway Limited
CAB member Dales Fabrications Ltd
System Curved 260 Shadex Aluminium Elliptical Extrusion

Dales designed & manufactured curved aluminium solar shading units installed above digital advertising screens positioned over each side of the Hyde Park Corner Underpass near Knightsbridge.

The 260mm Shadex elliptical aluminium blade extrusions were rotated 45° and then curved to multiple radii horizontally before being manufactured into cassettes. The complete structure covers an area 15 by 13 metres with the cassettes bolted into cantilevered structural steels.

Gary Newton, Director for Outdoor Plus, providers of the digital screens commented that the curved solar shades:
“..certainly do finish it off to a very high specification adding to the overall high-quality aesthetic appearance”.