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BCL wood ceilings at Leicester Highcross Mall
Corporation & Office

Highcross Mall, Leicester

Project Details

  • Client
  • Architect
    Chapman Taylor / Benoy
  • Contractor
    Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Size
    1000 sqm
  • Location
  • Duration
    12 weeks
  • Completion
Project Details

Siberian Larch
FSC Certified
Secret Fixings
Timber Screens
Curved panels

Completed in December 2007, the Highcross Mall in Leicester was designed by Chapman Taylor / Beony, constructed by Sir Robert McAlpine and features a beautiful central wood ceiling from BCL throughout its concourses. The 93,000 m2 development included 52 shops, restaurants, cinema, housing and parking. In 2008 it was awarded a BREEAM rating of “very good” and also won the BCSC Gold Award in 2008.

BCL manufactured and installed this 1000 m2 timber slat ceiling system with the installation taking just 6 weeks, providing substantial savings in both time and money over traditional site-fix methods. This complex acoustic timber panel system consisted of Western Red Cedar slats with two inwardly-curving skylight areas to join the both new and existing shopping malls. All timber used was PEFC certified, ensuring it had been sourced from a sustainable and ethical supplier. Each acoustic wood panel had been treated with a factory applied lacquer to achieve Class 0 (BS476) Fire Protection which would require no maintenance.  Using our secret fixings the panels have a smooth contemporary finish as well as prolonging the life of the timber by not fixing nails into the panels.

BCL wooden ceilings at Leicester Highcross Mall

Highcross Mall, Leicester

BCL wooden slat ceilings at Leicester Highcross Mall

Highcross Mall, Leicester

BCL wooden slatted ceilings at Leicester Highcross Mall

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