The new VELUX Commercial division extends VELUX’s daylight solutions to larger public, industrial and commercial buildings. Consolidating its 2018 acquisitions of Jet Group, Wasco and Vitral, the new brand will focus on sectors including workplaces, education, healthcare, airports, stations and retail environments.
VELUX, which now operates globally in more than 40 countries, established its name in the residential sector more than 75 years ago with roof window systems designed to transform little-used attic spaces into habitable rooms. The company made its first foray into commercial markets in 2012 with VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS) – a design and research collaboration with Foster + Partners. Recent applications of VMS include the roofing of Vitsœ’s cross-laminated timber headquarters and production facility in Leamington Spa. The building, which incorporates a saw-toothed roof profile, was designed by Vitsœ in collaboration with yacht designer Martin Francis and was delivered by Waugh Thistleton Architects.
As well as architectural glazing, the new division will focus on a range of continuous rooflights, acrylic domes and flat roof systems for commercial buildings. The new brand was announced at BAU 2019 in Munich in January.