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LBS wins AJ100 & RIBA London Project of the Year 

We are delighted to announce that London Bridge Station, designed by Grimshaw and delivered by Costain, has won both the RIBA London and the AJ100 Project of the Year 2019!

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The central feature of this project is the BCL Timber ceiling system that spans across the central concourse. Lauded by RIBA as 'truly impressive & joyous' - it is a testement to design flexibility of the BCL system, allowing Grimshaw to create a unique timber ceiling that not only looks fantastic, but delivers several levels of acoustic performance, whilst integrating all of the techncial aspects the project demanded.  

To visit our full Case Study click here.

To read more about the  RIBA London Award click here.

To see the full list of   AJ100 winners click here

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Progress Update: UK Hydrographic Office

BCL have now finished installing approx 1,700sqm of Class A acoustic timber panels to the interior of the new UK Hydrographic Office for BAM Construction. The horizontal Siberian Larch baffles curve on plan to create dramatic 'waves' across the atrium, whilst also delivering high performance absoprtion to the space.  

The project, designed by AHR Global, provides a beautiful new setting to house the UK government's world leading body in hydrography and maritime cartography. BCL were brought on early by AHR and are delighted to be delivering another high profile commercial project with BAM construction.

For more infromation on the UKHO and its important role in the UK's royal Navy and merchant shipping visit the UK Government Website

Alternatively, for more info on AHR's design, please visit the AHR Global - UKHO Project Overview

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Progress Update: The Schrödinger Building

BCL are working hard on The Oxford Science Park’s new state of the art office and laboratory, the Schrödinger Building, and it is almost complete. Project architects Bogle and Main Contractors Barnwood Construction elected to use the BCL panel system on internal walls and ceilings, along with an external canopy. Here are some progress photos of BCL’s work. 

Covering over 400m2 the project is using BCL panels with 19 x 25mm Siberian Larch slats, and with 50% open area the panels are working at an acoustic class A. The timber is fire treated with a factory applied lacquer, giving it class 0 ssf fire protection.

The project is due for completion soon. Check out our gallery for some images of our completed projects www.bcltimberprojects.co.uk/gallery

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The National Memorial Aboretum, Events Pavilion

After successful completion of the stunning Remembrance Centre at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire in 2016, BCL have been brought on board for the brand new Events Pavilion at the same site in Alrewas.

As before we are working with Glenn Howells Architects and Main Contractor Stepnell. Completion of the new building is due for later in 2018 and it will allow the NMA to host a wide range of larger and more events throughout the whole year, which the current Events Marquee does not allow for.

The new Events Pavilion will bring flexible event spaces including meeting rooms, a bar; allowing space for drinks receptions and evening functions, and dedicated catering facilities which means the NMA can host banquets for up to 300 guests.

 

BCL are excited to be part of the team once again creating such an important space at the National Memorial Arboretum.

For more information on the project please visit: http://www.thenma.org.uk/about-us/news-stories/inspiring-new-events-space-will-bring-people-together-at-the-national-memorial-arboretum/

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BCL Panels Part of Coventry University’s New World-Class Facility


The new £37 million construction of Coventry University’s new state of the art Science and Health Building has been completed. Inside the new structure, built by main contractors BAM, there is a stunning communal area with BCL panels at the heart of the design.
Specified by Broadway Malyan the flexibility of the BCL system allowed the project architects to maintain the aesthetic they wanted to achieve while meeting the acoustic needs of the open spaces. 

 

There are several different panel configurations in this project, all designed with American White Oak slats. The BCL panels, which cover 1200m2 of the Coventry University building, are fully demountable, allowing access to the services behind. The slats have a factory applied lacquer coating providing a class 0 ssf fire protection and the different panel layouts offer both class A and class C acoustic absorption.

 


The £300,000 BCL system was designed and manufactured by BCL and installed by BAM. The BCL project was completed in 12 weeks, as with all projects BCL provided support throughout the whole process from design and specification through to installation.  Constructing a world-class University facility is a project BCL have enjoyed being part of. 

For more information on the project please visit: http://www.broadwaymalyan.com/projects/coventry-university-science-health-building/

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