Heyford Park - Baton Restaurant

Case Study


Dorchester Group






Velux VGP

Heyford Park - Baton Restaurant

Baton Restaurant, located in Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, is a unique dining establishment with a captivating history. Originally constructed as a mess hall for military personnel stationed at the nearby airbase, the restaurant has undergone a remarkable transformation over the years.

Size and Configuration

Baton Restaurant’s architectural centerpiece is a stunning rooflight installation that seamlessly combines six Vitral Mono-Pitches and one Vitral Dual Pitch Rooflight. These rooflights span an impressive 2,600mm in width and 1,719mm in height, consisting of two rectangular panels with a dual pitch in the center. These panels are intentionally designed to be ‘fixed closed’ and non-adjustable, serving both as a visual spectacle and a practical element of the restaurant’s interior design.

Glass Composition

The glazing system is double-glazed. The external layer is 6mm of clear toughened glass with solar control coating. The internal layer is 9.5mm clear laminated low-E glass.

Thermal Performance

One of the key factors in the glass selection process was its thermal performance. The center-pane U-Value of 1.1 W/m²K attests to the glass’s exceptional insulation properties. This measurement signifies the rate at which heat transfers through the glass, and the low U-Value indicates excellent thermal efficiency. Baton Restaurant benefits from reduced heat loss in colder months, resulting in energy savings and enhanced customer comfort.

Impact Resistance

The glass meets the stringent criteria of CWCT TN66/67 for non-fragile construction, achieving a class 2 pass. This classification underscores the glass’s high level of resistance to impact, making it a secure choice for a public space.