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Case Study: Grosvenor Contracts' Installation at The Shard Reception

Project Overview

Client: The Shard, London

Location: Reception Area

Product: Yewdale's R55 Heavy Duty Electrical Roller Blind System

Installer: Grosvenor Contracts


The Shard, one of London's most iconic buildings, sought to enhance its reception area with a sophisticated window shading solution. The aim was to improve light control, privacy, and aesthetic appeal while maintaining the structure's sleek design. Grosvenor Contracts was selected to implement this high-profile project using Yewdale's R55 Heavy Duty Electrical Roller Blind System.


The Shard's reception area features large, floor-to-ceiling windows that offer breathtaking views of London but also present significant challenges:

- Light Management: Balancing natural light with glare reduction and maintaining comfort for visitors.

- Aesthetics: The shading solution needed to complement the modern, elegant design of the reception.

- Functionality: The system had to be robust, reliable, and easy to operate, accommodating the high traffic and prestigious nature of the building.


Grosvenor Contracts proposed the installation of Yewdale's R55 Heavy Duty Electrical Roller Blind System, known for its durability, precision, and smooth operation.

Key Features of the R55 System:

- Heavy-Duty Construction: Designed for large windows and frequent use.

- Electrical Operation: Easy control via remote or automated system.

- Customisable Fabrics: Options to match The Shard’s interior design and functional requirements, including light-filtering and blackout fabrics.

- Quiet Motor: Ensures a serene environment in the reception area.


The project was meticulously planned and executed to ensure minimal disruption to the daily operations of The Shard:

1. Assessment and Customisation: Detailed measurements and selection of fabric to meet aesthetic and functional needs.

2. Installation: Skilled technicians from Grosvenor Contracts installed the R55 systems, ensuring precise fitting and seamless integration with the existing architecture.

3. Testing and Training: Comprehensive testing of the electrical system and staff training on its operation and maintenance.


The installation of the R55 Heavy Duty Electrical Roller Blinds in The Shard's reception area yielded impressive results:

- Enhanced Light Control: Optimal management of natural light, reducing glare and enhancing comfort for visitors and staff.

- Improved Aesthetics: The sleek design of the blinds complements the modern architecture of The Shard, adding to its sophisticated ambiance.

- Operational Efficiency: The automated system allows for easy adjustment of blinds, improving energy efficiency and user convenience.

Client Feedback

The management at The Shard expressed their satisfaction with the project outcome, highlighting the improved functionality and visual appeal of the reception area. The professionalism and expertise of Grosvenor Contracts were particularly praised for ensuring a smooth and successful installation.


Grosvenor Contracts' installation of the Yewdale R55 Heavy Duty Electrical Roller Blind System in The Shard's reception area exemplifies our commitment to delivering high-quality, tailored solutions. This project not only enhanced the operational efficiency and aesthetics of a prestigious building but also reinforced our reputation as a trusted provider of innovative facility solutions.

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