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Timber slat walls by BCL Timber at Building 85, Southampton University
Internal Walls

Building 85, Southampton University

Project Details

  • Client
    University of Southampton
  • Architect
  • Contractor
    BAM Construction
  • Size
    2000 sqm
  • Location
  • Completion
Project Details

Clear Lacquer
Class 0 Fire Protection
Class B Acoustics
Secret Fixings

The new Life Sciences Building at the University of Southampton, known as Building 85, has been designed with the purpose of being the University’s flagship building, creating a world-leading research and learning centre in the field of Biological & Medical Science and is the first project in the UK to utilise BCL’s bamboo acoustic timber panel system to create wooden slatted walls that deliver warmth and acoustic absorption to the central library space.

As with every BCL timber slat panel system, NBBJ & BAM had complete design control over the species, treatments & dimensions of timber used on the panels. After a rigorous selection process, Bamboo was chosen as the clear winner over other competing species for its fantastic combination of quality, sustainability, durability and low cost.

BCL provided a full design service to NBBJ, and all bamboo was finished in an FR lacquer to upgrade the wooden panels to Class 0 as per performance requirements.

BCL Timber slat walls at Building 85, Southampton University

Building 85, Southampton University

Timber slat walls at Building 85, Southampton University by BCL Timber Projects

Building 85, Southampton University

BCL Timber wall slats at Building 85, Southampton University

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