Leading central London conference and events venue, Congress Centre, has recently announced plans to install a stylish new glazed canopy roof to protect its central courtyard from the elements and preserve Congress Hall’s original listed space-frame ceiling.
The scheme, which will maintain natural ventilation and light levels, is supported by both English Heritage and Camden Council and will be installed in July 2015, causing minimal disruption to the conference hall.
Following a competitive tender, the canopy roof contract was awarded to Vector Foiltec, the company which invented the technology some 30 years ago and which has completed 95% of all ETFE projects worldwide and more than 800 projects in the UK. Congress Centre joins many prestigious buildings in adopting the technology including the Eden Project, the Natural History Museum and the Beijing National Aquatics Centre (known as the Water Cube) for the 2008 Olympics.
According to Ruby Chagger, conference & sales manager at Congress Centre, “Once complete, the new canopy roof will be a stylish feature that will both enhance and protect our architecturally renowned modernist venue for years to come.”