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Major solar window film project will significantly enhance Belfast Obel Tower apartments

Announcing the installation off a new high performance solar window film at the Obel are Will Miscampbell from Fetherston Clements, Ben Hickling of Solartek Films and Jonathan Haughey and Ciaran O’Kane from Lisney

THE £2m scheme to beef up Belfast's imposing Obel tower is to include the installation of a high performance solar control window film on apartments on all 27 floors, aimed at enhancing the comfort of its residents.

Work has already started on this latest upgrade to the building, which will dramatically improve the exterior aesthetics of Ireland's tallest building while also ensuring privacy for residents and offering major energy savings.

The solar window film is being installed by Solartek Films Ltd, a Hertfordshire-based specialist company which has carried out similar projects on some of the most iconic buildings in the UK such as Lord's, Harrods and the BBC to name just a few.

The new window film has been installed on the first three floors, with all floors due to be completed before autumn.

The installation is part of the ongoing refurbishment programme announced earlier this year by Lisney, the appointed asset manager for Obel.

Ben Hickling of Solartek Films said: “The Obel building dominates the Belfast skyline and we are hugely excited about the opportunity to deliver a window film project which will both enhance the exterior and living experience and comfort for residents.

“As well as ensuring excellent daytime privacy, the new window films will reflect up to 80 per cent of heat in summer months and reflect 39 per cent radiant heat back during winter — as well as cutting down glare and reducing internal fading."

Fetherston Clements is the selling agent for the Obel apartments, with the first phase of newly-refurbished apartments having gone on sale earlier this year.

Its partnerWill Miscampbell said: “The interest in the Obel apartments since the refurbishment works were announced has been huge. Significant enhancement works have been carried out to the apartment's internal finishes, as well as to the lifts, lobbies and reception areas, and the new solar window film will elevate the complex to another level again.”

Ciaran O'Kane, director of property management at Lisney, added: “The rebirth of the Obel is continuing at pace thanks to the internal enhancement works carried out to the one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as the duplex and penthouse suites. he installation of the solar window film is the next stage of the exciting plans we have.”

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