Marvellous Marvault brings daylight to new school

At the President Kennedy Academy in Coventry, an impressive 85m2 application of Marvault, a continuous vault rooflight system from Brett Martin Daylight Systems, has helped to deliver exceptional levels of diffused daylight into communal areas of the school, reducing demand for electric lighting, lowering CO2 emissions and running costs.

Built as part of the Priority School Building Programme and replacing a 1960s school building, the new three-storey secondary school in Holbrooks has a floor area of more than 11,000m2 and serves approximately 1,600 students. With the academy’s central areas requiring a natural light source to optimise internal environment conditions, the Marvault system provided the optimum combination of high light transmission and UV protection, whilst having a positive impact on student’s wellbeing. 

Glazed in triple skin opal polycarbonate and featuring trickle vents in the kerb, the eight vaults were installed by Advanced Roofing & Cladding. Offering ease of installation, the rooflight system laps together to form rooflights runs, which at the academy enabled runs of more than 21 metres in length and spanning 1.5 metres. The economic, simple-to-fit, barrel vault system complemented the new facility’s high quality external aesthetic whilst helping to reduce energy demands.

Manufactured with an aluminium frame and powder coated in a semi-gloss white colour to meet the client’s requirements, the fully thermally broken skylight system was fabricated and precision-engineered at Brett Martin’s factory in Coventry, before being assembled and installed on site by the specialist contractor.

With a maximum span of nine metres and no restriction on length, the versatile Marvault rooflights are suitable for use on flat, curved, low pitch and standard pitch roofs making them ideal for a range of applications from leisure, sporting facilities and commercial buildings through to education and health centres

Brett Martin not only designs a wide range of systems to deliver optimum performance, durability, safety and regulation standards – it provides superior technical support, detailed installation instructions and maintenance guidelines to ensure systems perform as promised, and work alongside all other roofing elements.

The specification and installation of the Marvault rooflights at President Kennedy Academy flood the school with high quality natural daylight and are playing a crucial role in both the aesthetic and thermal performance of the school.