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The Challenge

Navigating the complex landscape of BBC’s London buildings to ensure compliance with Regulation 14, while minimizing disruption to a corporation renowned for its high standards and sensitive operations.

The Solution

Solartek Films’ comprehensive approach:

  • Expert Audit: A meticulous Regulation 14 glass audit across all BBC London buildings, including the iconic Television Centre and Wood Lane, identified areas requiring safety film or manifestation markings.
  • Dedicated Site Management: A full-time site manager liaised directly with BBC personnel, including porters, to navigate access restrictions and ensure efficient installations with minimal disruption.
  • Tailored Film Solutions: Customized safety and manifestation films were chosen to meet both safety regulations and aesthetic requirements, enhancing functionality without compromising BBC’s brand image.
  • Seamless Communication: Constant open communication with BBC facilities managers and security personnel ensured smooth project progress and timely resolution of any challenges.

The Results

  • Enhanced Safety: Compliance with Regulation 14 was achieved, protecting BBC employees and visitors from potential glass-related injuries.
  • Improved Visibility: Manifestation films enhanced awareness of glass partitions, reducing collisions and creating safer spaces.
  • Minimal Disruption: Installations were completed with minimal downtime and inconvenience to BBC operations.
  • Aesthetics Preserved: Film solutions seamlessly integrated with BBC’s interior design, maintaining a professional and brand-consistent environment.

Beyond the Numbers

  • Building Trust: Solartek’s professionalism and sensitivity earned the trust of BBC personnel, fostering a positive working relationship that extended beyond the initial project.
  • Expertise Recognized: The successful completion of this complex project solidified Solartek’s reputation as a reliable and qualified partner for window film projects within large, demanding organizations.
  • Setting a Standard: This case study became a benchmark for future Regulation 14 film installations, showcasing Solartek’s ability to deliver exceptional results in challenging environments.

The application of window film at BBC wasn’t just about ticking compliance boxes; it was about safeguarding employees, optimizing workflows, and seamlessly integrating with BBC’s unique culture and brand identity. Solartek Films’ commitment to delivering not just results, but also a positive experience, made this project a resounding success, setting a high bar for future collaborations.


At A Glance

  • Location: All London buildings including Television Centre, Wood Lane
  • Contract Value: £1.2 million
  • Duration: 8 months on site over a 2 year period

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