RAC Control Centre, Bristol

RAC Bristol | Fully Enclosed Blackout Blinds | Swanmac Ltd
RAC Bristol | Fully Enclosed Blackout Blinds | Swanmac Ltd
Location: Bristol
Sector: Commercial
Specifier: RAC
Products used: Fully enclosed electric roller blinds

To regular M5 motorists, the RAC Control Centre is a well-known landmark that signals the merging of the M4 and M5.

A household name, the RAC has been providing comfort to British motorists for over 120 years, with 12.7 million customers currently. The control centre in Bristol was built to combine and centralise the organisation within the region.

Located in a frenetic environment, it has been designed to promote natural light, ease of movement around the building and reduce noise pollution from the nearby motorway. This, in turn, promotes a culture of sharing and cross-communication between every department in the building.  With just three floors and the main entrance on the middle floor, staff need only go up or down one floor to their workspace.

Triangular and with a full-height atrium, the building is heavily glazed to ensure that as much natural light as possible, flows through.  Unusually, the glazing leans outwards to help reduce sky glare and roller blinds reduce this further.

Our team will be onsite to install over 500 fully enclosed electric roller blinds across a six-month contract.  Designed with sunscreen fabric, the blinds will also include bespoke hardware to ensure that the operation is seamless and that the blinds are aesthetically a perfect match for this unique building.  Works will be carried out during night-shift to minimise any disturbance to staff.



Images courtesy of: https://grimshaw.global/projects/rac-regional-control-centre/