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NedZink NOVA - Northbrook College

SIG Zinc & Copper

A bold addition to Northbrook College’s West Durrington campus has provided new facilities for students and staff and improved the visibility of the college in the local community. The new Learning Resource Centre forms the social heart of the redesigned campus, with its new entrance, three-storey atrium, library and refectory.

NedZink NOVA - Northbrook College

SIG Design & Technology

A bold addition to Northbrook College’s West Durrington campus has provided new facilities for students and staff and improved the visibility of the college in the local community. The new Learning Resource Centre forms the social heart of the redesigned campus, with its new entrance, three-storey atrium, library and refectory.

BB93 Solution for Teeside University

CMS Danskin Acoustics

The original building was constructed in 1997 and incorporated some sound absorbent materials; the refurbishment had to inject new life into the interior whilst also enhancing the library’s acoustic performance. The open-plan layout, which can have up to 450 students using it at any one time, presented a particular challenge for controlling the build-up and spread of sound.

The Cotgrave Hub

Amtico International

First impressions count, which led to Amtico Signature being used throughout The Cotgrave Hub – a brand new, state-of the-art building located in the heart of the borough of Rushcliffe. Part of an extensive redevelopment of the local area, the multipurpose facility brings together GP services, a pharmacy, the community voluntary service, a library and Nottinghamshire Police all under the same roof.

Twinfix Marks First Use of its Bolted Glass Canopies

Twinfix Limited

In 2018, pioneering polycarbonate roofing supplier Twinfix marked the first use in the UK of its premium bolted glass canopy. In fact, two of its new “spider-bolt” contemporary canopies have been used at the new Trumpington Park Primary School which supports the new Great Kneighton housing development near Cambridge, along with an existing secondary school and existing library building.

The Great Hall, King's College London

Propelair

12 Propelair toilets have been installed in washrooms serving the Great Hall, Maughan Library and Virginia Wolf building at King’s College London’s Strand Campus. The Great Hall is used for a variety of purposes and the washrooms are heavily used on a daily basis. Propelair’s robust design is well-suited to high-usage areas, and the new toilets have provided the University with substantial environmental, financial and hygiene benefits.

West London Free School

Autex Acoustics Ltd

For West London Free School, music is at the heart of school life. Located in the busy district of Hammersmith, West London Free School needed to be transformed into an acoustically sound teaching and learning environment catering for students from Year Seven to Sixth Form. The existing buildings, The Music Lodge and Palingswick House, both needed to be fully refurbished including Labs, Art Rooms, a Canteen, a Library and a two-storey Music Centre.

West College Scotland

Accessible Storage Solutions By Rackline

Rackline installed Proform static shelving, many individual bays to allow the units to fit around the curve in the room. The bays were designed in different heights and widths to suit the overall layout of the library. The finish was Pure White and we also included decorative tops on the lower level bays to ensure a finished appearance. The college had an essential installation date in mid August which we were able to accommodate.

College Facade Support - Hemsec Carrier

Hemsec Insulated Panels

A brand new state-of-the-art further education building within Blackburn College campus will offer over 65 specialised teaching spaces to accommodate I.T, creative arts, fashion and textiles, photography, childhood studies, health and social care and public services, as well as a library, multi faith prayer rooms and an exhibition space. Constructed over 16 months at a cost of £18.3million, the 8600m2 building is finished in a striking blue stainless steel.

State Audit Bureau, Kuwait

AET Flexible Space

The Kuwait government client demanded state of the art technology including flexible underfloor HVAC services. This is the first building in Kuwait to feature underfloor air conditioning. The high specification new build complex comprises three ten-storey buildings linked by a full height Atria and Sky gardens, 33,000 sq m state of the art office space, IT based auditing facilities, a conference centre, training facilities, library and cafeteria, and car parking facilities.

Multiple Listed Buildings at historic site revived using Clement steel windows

Clement Windows Group

Following consultation with the city planning department, Mather & Ellis Stonemasons ordered Clement W20 steel windows for phases 3,4 and 5 of works completed during 2014. Steel windows were replaced in many of the University’s fine buildings including The Beyer Building, John Owens Building and The Christie Library. Although the Clement W20 steel window system was used throughout, every building had individual design and installation specifications to maintain the correct appearance.

Portslade Academy - IKO Ultra Prevent

IKO PLC

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy is based in the heart of Portslade, Brighton. The secondary school and Sixth Form specialises in Sports, Science, Media and Entrepreneurship. There has been significant development of the site over recent years and includes a new community library and a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centre. Due to the nature of the site, a hybrid system was preferred by the client in order to reduce the use of hot works and for its excellent waterproofing performance. This is why the IKO Ultra prevent (Hybrid) system was chosen for the project.

Queen's University, Belfast

Wienerberger Ltd

In the course of the restructuring and refurbishment of a multi-storey library tower (MST) for the School of Law and the linkage of the tower to the adjacent Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC) to form a new student hub at Queen’s University in Belfast, the architects TODD decided to use Wienerberger’s Lincoln Red brick to tie the scheme into its surroundings. Generally, the brick was laid traditionally, but brick slips secured to a proprietary backing board were also used to form soffits and glazed into the curtain walling on the PFC façade.

The Collective Old Oak

Amtico International

Comprising 546 rooms in total, most of the space is divided into 'twodios' - two en-suite bedrooms that share a small kitchenette. Old Oak also includes a range of dedicated communal facilities and spaces including a restaurant, library, lounge and spa, where they have used a selection of natural, warming tones including Parisian Pine, Cellar Oak and Aged Timber. All of these areas are designed to bring people together: from quiet spaces to work in, through to open spaces for socialising.

The University of Essex, Colchester

AET Flexible Space

Underfloor air conditioning was specified for the £16.5 million new build development at the University of Essex’ Colchester campus; the largest new building on campus since 1965 providing an integrated learning centre, library extension, media centre and council board room. The ventilation system was to provide low energy comfort cooling with high levels of fresh air to the mixed-use space. The client preferred a flexible system which would satisfy both high and transient occupancy levels and adapt to future change of use within the space.

Joint Services

Hacel Lighting Ltd

A major Customer First Centre opened in Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear with Hacel Lighting providing high quality, class-leading luminaires throughout the £5 million pound development. The modern facility has been built to the highest environmental standards and brings together a range of services delivered by North Tyneside Council and North Tyneside Primary Care Trust all under one roof. The state of the art centre offers diverse facilities for the public, including a modern library with advanced computer suites and Tourism Information points.

Creative Install Creates Exquisite Community Space

Longboard Products

Designed by LS3P Associates and constructed by M.B. Kahn Construction Co., the Wando Library located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States boasts a stunning and unique façade. This look was created by using Longboard Tongue & Groove siding planks in Dark Cherry, Light Cherry, Western Cedar and Black in a series of different profiles. This creative integration of products developed an enticing and eye-catching design to welcome the public inside. Tongue and Groove material can be installed both horizontally, as well as vertically as pictured in this particular project.

Barrisol Acoustic Light® - Cultural Center Kuwait

Barrisol

This huge new cultural center, located in the heart of the capital, covers an area of 214,000 square meters, which equates to the area of thirty football fields. It includes a 2,000-seat opera house, the first in the Gulf emirate, as well as a music center, a conference center and a library of historical documents. Inaugurated on Monday, October 31st, 2016, it bears the name of former Emir Sheikh Jaber al-Amad. Barrisol® has installed immense lightening membranes, giving the illusion that they are endlessness. Architect : SSH International, Architects

ØVRE EIKER KOMMUNE, NORWAY

Hussey Seatway Ltd

PROJECT OVERVIEW Øvre Eiker is situated in the Eastern part of Norway and the area is well known as a cultural hub hosting a variety of activities, from popular community initiatives to professional art and culture events. The Øvre Eiker municipality buildings and library offer a multi-functional campus hosting seminars, workshops and presentations, events for local schools, community outreach, arts & culture activities and events in support of the local world-class business community. The municipality required a high-specification, multipurpose seating system with a contemporary aesthetic.

ROCKFON refurbish Leeds City College campus to BREEAM standards

Rockfon

Leeds City College, the third largest further education college in the UK, has opened a new city-centre campus to offer modern-day vocational study programmes. The campus is a £14 million new build extension and refurbishment of a Grade II listed building into a state-of-the-art specialist vocational centre with training kitchens, a commercial training restaurant, hair and beauty teaching facilities and commercial salons as well as a refectory, library and student services. Being a refurbishment project, the build had a number of challenges.

CU Scarborough Campus

Senior Architectural Systems Ltd

Coventry University Group’s £14m state-of-the-art campus in Scarborough was opened in September 2016. The building was designed to make sure that there was plenty of open and flexible space to give students both room to study and socialise. Facilities include a library, café, classrooms and open learning decks. As for energy efficiency, the choice of Senior’s high performance SF52 curtain wall and SPW600e windows ensures that energy bills are kept to a minimum. The result is a very vibrant building with all the facilities that students need to succeed and enjoy university life.

Susanna Heron Stone Drawing, St John's College Oxford

stoneCIRCLE

St John’s College Oxford appointed Susanna Heron to prepare a work of art for a new Library and Study Centre at St John’s College with Wright & Wright Architects. She turned to stoneCIRCLE to help manufacture the piece. The resulting artwork, called Stone Drawing, is a shallow carved stone relief in Clipsham limestone. The work is situated on both external and internal faces of the west side of the Study centre. The external wall is comprised of three overlapping sections. The relief on the interior wall is shallower and a mirror image to the exterior.

Clapham One PPP, London

alsecco (UK) Ltd

alsecco’s external insulation and render-only systems were both used for the Clapham One PPP (Public Private Partnership) regeneration project by architects DLA Architecture in conjunction with joint venture partners United House and Cathedral Group plc. Located on Clapham High Street in the London Borough of Lambeth, the £29m contract secured by United House includes a new state-of-the-art community library, primary care medical centre and 136 high quality private sale apartments on the site of Mary Seacole house, built in the 1960’s.

Birmingham Metropolitan Staron Bright White

Blackheath Products

As part of an extensive refurbishment scheme, Birmingham Metropolitan College libraries required a number of surfaces that could both accommodate internet access points and provide design flexibility. And while the finished solution would need to be long lasting, deadlines on the project were exceptionally short. With precious little design time available, Staron® Bright White was recommended thanks to its strength, versatility and ready availability due to its popularity with contractors. The 12mm solid surface was used with a lime green high-pressure laminate to create the curved shapes the project demanded.

Folkestone Academy

Planet Partitioning

For the classrooms, p100 demountable double glazed partitioning ensures high acoustic attenuation. Planet Partitioning sourced and installed all the doors: timber-frame white doors that are easy to maintain and repair. At the academy’s heart is an atrium fire rated to 60/60 integrity and insulation, thanks to Planet Partitioning’s FireStop 25mm glass. These glass panels also feature in the library, which overlooks the atrium. For walkways and gangways, p20 demountable glass partitioning features where acoustic performance isn’t critical – but it ensures a modern and contemporary space in line with Foster and Partners’ vision.

Bramshott Place Retirement Village, Hampshire

Richard Burbidge Balustrades

The Village is centred around an exclusive clubhouse with an atrium winter garden that offers residents a range of amenities, including a restaurant, bar, fitness and games rooms, hydrotherapy pool, library and communal entertaining areas. FUSION® Commercial stair balustrade was installed with both glass panels and tubular metal balusters in the clubhouse to complement its high-end finish and attractive design scheme. The glass panel system was fitted on the clubhouse’s gallery landing, which overlooks the main atrium, to maximise the sense of space and create a dramatic first impression on potential buyers and visitors.

LAUNCH OF FUNCTIONAL PARTITIONING WEBSITE FROM STYLE

Style - Moveable Partition Specialists

Leading moveable wall specialist, Style Partitions, has launched a new website aimed at architects, specifiers, contractors and end user clients. The new site features a whole range of benefits including the ability to view case studies by industry sector, watch videos of moveable walls in action, view technical specifications and gain access to key tools such as the NBS Specification Generator and Style’s moveable wall range on the ‘National BIM Library’. There is also a section dedicated to Style’s moveable wall service and repair division, with its UK-wide support team.

Lincoln University

Artform Urban Furniture Limited

As part of the continued development and expansion of Lincoln University campus, the client required a stylish, yet functional street furniture collection to be installed around the University central square. After detailed discussion with the landscape architect, about the options available, they chose the Collect Litter Bin and Ride Cycle Stand from the Metro 40 range. The elegant range complemented the landscape perfectly. The client chose standard colours and designs for the library square and also around the School of Architecture and Building. The overall project had continuity throughout the campus and reflected the university’s standard.

Taymouth Castle - Perthshire

Johnstone's Trade Paints - a brand of PPG Industries

The highly skilled decorating team ensured all areas of the castle, including the state drawing room, library, whiskey room and Baron's Hall, were all given a finish befitting of a multi-million pound development. The decorators were indebted to a variety of products from the Johnstone's range, including Stormshield Pliolite Masonry, Flexible Undercoat & Gloss system and Acrylic Durable Matt. The team took full advantage of Johnstone's colour matching technology to ensure the new colours matched the existing colours that have been in place for over 100 years.

The Word

Kingspan Insulation

The three-storey structure designed by FaulknerBrowns, includes library and exhibition space, IT suite, 3D printers, and café. The development, completed in October 2016, is part of a £100 million regeneration masterplan which partners South Tyneside Council with Muse Developments. Creating a curved structure can pose a challenge, but the Kingspan TEK Cladding Panel was successfully engineered to provide a smooth, highly insulated exterior envelope. To achieve this, the structural insulated panels (SIPs) were designed and factory cut into narrow widths. This allowed them to be quickly and easily fixed to the concrete frame.

Transforming the Royal College of Music, London

Newton Waterproofing Systems

Newton Specialist Contractor MacLennan delivered a waterproofing solution to the iconic Royal College of Music in London. The project, spanning across five levels, was for major renovations to the college that saw advanced acoustic, air handling and climate control measures incorporated into the building. MacLennan designed and installed a Newton CDM System to deliver an entirely dry environment in the vast basements that would become auditoriums, a library, an atrium and music rooms, all with specific and bespoke requirements. The guaranteed waterproofing solution was completed within budget and one time by the expert team at MacLennan.

TORMAX OPENS DOORS TO LEARNING

TORMAX United Kingdom Ltd

Working with BSL Interiors of Glasgow, TORMAX was contracted to install an automatic entrance to the Robertson Trust Library and Learning Resource Centre at University of the West of Scotland’s Paisley Campus. Creating an impressive frontage, a Classic 5251 TORMAX 3-wing revolving door is powered by a precision engineered motor designed at the TORMAX HQ in Switzerland, ensuring reliability and longevity. A revolving door powered by a low-energy operator is one of the most effective ways of minimising heat-loss from a building whilst providing clear and easy access for all users, making this a sustainable solution.

Brent Civic Centre

INTRAsystems

Designed by Hopkins Architects, Brent Civic Centre was constructed in 2013 as part of a major modernisation and centralisation initiative. It was the first public building to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating to make it the most sustainable building of its kind in the UK. Housing Brent’s civic, public and administrative functions, including community hall, library and civic chamber, alongside retail space and landscaped gardens, the 40,000 m² building provides a modern hub for the local community. To ensure safety and maintain interiors, the soaring, naturally lit foyer utilises our INTRAform DM entrance matting system. Read more...

£22m expansion at Leeds Arts University complete with Knauf AMF ceiling systems

Knauf AMF Ceilings Ltd

Leeds Arts University completed a 5-year £22m building expansion with Heradesign rafts and baffles, installed throughout the main entrance, library and the new group spaces to minimise noise disturbance. The design for the project meant all the mechanical services had to be exposed and the lighting integrated into the hanging rafts. Paul King of DLA Design Group said, "We chose Heradesign because, aside of the acoustic performance, we liked the natural, raw wood wool. It’s a striking and versatile material and we were really impressed with how the individual panels could be matched to the chosen colour scheme.”

ROCKFON is The Word for stylish acoustics

Rockfon

“The Word has set the standard for Design thinking in the UK.” David Lindley, Executive Director at Designing Libraries. The Word, National Centre for the Written Word, is the iconic centre piece of a multi-million pound regeneration project in the heart of South Shields. Arranged as a modern rotunda, The Word offers innovative facilities designed to inspire creative ideas and nurture a love of learning. ROCKFON® Mono® Acoustic seamless ceiling system is installed throughout to meet both the aesthetic and acoustic requirements which helped the project win the prestigious Public Sector Interiors Project of the Year award.

Alex House, University of Wales – Swansea

AluK (GB) Ltd

University of Wales in Swansea has invested £8million into the refurbishment, restoration and extension of the Grade II listed former Central Library building to create the new Institute for Sustainable Design. Devised by Powell Dobson Architects, the development incorporates a stunning twin wall façade featuring AluK curtain walling systems, complementing and adding a new dimension to the original design. The modern, double skin façade extension provides an additional 657m2, and incorporates a new reception entrance, workshops, teaching spaces and design studios. The original circular reading room has also been restored and made available as a public venue.

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