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Alpha Panels to be fitted at Highgate Junior School

We are pleased to announce that our acoustic panels will be incorporated into the new build of Highgate Junior School in London.

We’ve worked with Architype and Wates, who are the architect and contractor of the project, to ensure that the most appropriate and effective timber panels would be used.

BCL’s panels have been installed in the school’s Main Hall using our multi-width European Oak slatted timber panel system fitted into the school’s high level soffit, to create a modern and clean look.

To continue this modern theme throughout the school BCL’s Siberian Larch “Alpha” panel system has been fitted by ourselves into classrooms as well as circulation areas.

The timber panels are Class A sound absorption, to reduce ambient sounds throughout the school. A lacquer coating has been applied to provide a Euro Class B SSF (surface spread of flame) and to protect the timber against general weathering.

There will be integrated lighting within the panels, fully demountable system and concealed fixings, creating a nice clean finish to a beautifully minimalistic design. The changes will cost £600,000 to build and will be completed April this year. 

   

Find out more: For further information on the Highgate Junior School project visit http://www.architype.co.uk/project/highgate-junior-school/

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London Bridge Redevelopment

We are delighted to be part of the £400m redevelopment of London Bridge Station, a project delivered by Costain and designed by Grimshaw.

BCL will deliver the vast, stunning timber ceiling that will form the main concourse. Our alpha panels combine aesthetic properties with Class A acoustic absorption to tackle noise pollution and reverberation from passengers and trains. Designed with a ‘bomb-blast’ grid system to ensure structural integrity of the ceiling against upwards pressure blasts and with fire rated EU Class B panels to ensure the building stays strong and stable in case of a fire.

The station’s capacity will expand to accommodate up to 75 million passengers a year, with a huge concourse larger than Wembley Stadium. The project is part of the £6.5bn Thameslink programme to connect with the new Crossrail developments.

BCL were brought in early and have been able to add significant value to the project through our dedicated BIM modelling design service.

Find out more: See how the final redevelopment will look in this short 3D animation film:

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BCL Win Contract for Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton

BCL Timber Projects are to be used again, on another Southampton University project. This time we will be providing over 700 square metres of internal acoustic timber panelling to the Maritime Centre for Learning, Boldrewood campus.

The joint venture between the University and The Lloyd's Register will provide a unique world-leading hub for innovation and learning, in the fields of maritime engineering and technology. 

BCL have been developing panel layout and manufacture drawings with designers, Grimshaw Architects and are currently ready to begin production. Installation will beign in May.

To find out more about the upcoming Boldrewood Campus development, please visit: http://grimshaw-architects.com/project/southampton-boldrewood-campus/

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Timber 'weave' panels first fix at Sheffield Moor

BCL have started installing the unique 'timber weave' panels at Sheffield Moor Market. The panels use Western Red Cedar, woven through vertical timber battens to create a truly unique wall system.

The project, costing a total of £17.5M will completely reinvigorate the old market area with over 200 shops and stalls, housed in a 79,000 sq ft area. Main contractor on the job, Bowmer & Kirkland (who BCL have worked with several times in the past) have tasked BCL with the full design, manufacture and installation of the job.

Find out more: For more information on The Moor, Sheffield Market visit
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