Case Studies - Portfolio of Work

Affinity Living Central Manchester


John Sisk Ltd


Supply and Fit


Supplied and Installed Blinds

Installation of over 2,300 blinds.

We secured this prestigious project requiring window blinds with fascias to every window over two buildings, along with motorised blinds to all the high level windows in the atrium area. Having worked with this client before, they were confident that we would be capable of delivering this complex project, despite having a full order book.

Project Challenges

Having to install a blind to every window to 332 apartments, over 33 floors between two buildings, organisation was paramount to the success of this project for us and our client. Having gained UKAS certification for ISO 1001, ISO 14001 along with OHSAS 18001 back in 2011, we implemented our quality, environmental and health and safety standards throughout the contract, ensuring that we complied with the varying phases between the two buildings achieving handovers without a hitch. Using only Opal employed installers and inhouse management team, we were never unsure of where we were at any moment throughout the project, quite a feat to achieve!
  • Manufactured and Installed over 2300 blinds
  • Project management of the whole installation
  • We delivered to the agreed specification
  • Achieved a high quality finish to the delight of our client
  • Most importantly, On time and on Budget!

In addition to the above, we are very pleased to share with you a summary of our other succesfully delivered projects:

  • National Innovation Automotive Centre (NIAC - prestigious project for Jaguar Land Rover & Warwick University via Balfour Beatty). £300k motorised blinds and roof light blinds.
  • University Hospital Birmingham 800m+, Anti-Ligature cubicle and blinds.
  • Haven Holiday parks, throughout the UK, 40+ motorised rooflight and exterior blinds.
  • Hilton Garden Inn hotel at Doncaster racecourse, curtains, voiles and blinds throughout.
  • HS2 College (For Wilmott Dixon in Birmingham – new build) Framed blackout blinds throughout plus motorised rollers.
  • 6 hotels for Hampton by Hilton across the country - Installed all the curtains and blinds throughout.
  • 300+ new build Schools & Colleges– Blinds throughout for Interserve, Lend Lease, Bowmer & Kirkland, BAM, Seddons etc
  • Several Student Accommodation Blocks(both new build and refurbishments) nationally for main contractors and fit-out companies. E.g. Sherbourn Residencies for Kier & 600 blinds for Paragon in Charlotte Court in Sheffield
  • Awnings– Motorised, large span e.g. Roof terrance for an office block.
  • Birmingham’s Financial District - Contract roller blinds with screen fabric & Motorised Venetian Blinds.
  • Birmingham Children’s Hospital & University College London Hospital (vertical blinds and anti-ligature cubicle tracks throughout).
  • School of Oriental and African Studies University of London – Contract venetian blind systems throughout.