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Another Project Win for BCL: 10 Gresham Street

The refurbishment work at 10 Gresham Street in the heart of London’s historic Square Mile is an exciting new project for BCL. The original building has been reimagined by architect Gensler. The work will include the addition of a stunning green terrace rooftop providing panoramic views of St. Paul’s Cathedral and the City’s tall buildings cluster as well as significant internal works, featuring stunning BCL wood ceilings throughout its main reception area.

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BCL have been engaged by TMJ Interiors to design, manufacture and install a 300 m2 timber slat canopy to the two-story high atrium reception area in FSC certified Sweet Chestnut. The intricate design places acoustic timber panels in a hexagram star shape radiating from a focal point with concentric circles of integrated lighting, spanning the internal wooden slatted panels. Crucially, our full BIM Level 4 design has allowed for efficient detail development and coordination of integrated services and existing air vents – adding value and maximising project delivery overall for both TMJ & Gensler.

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The renovation aims to minimise the building’s embodied carbon through recycling and repurposing of materials and the removal of fossil fuels through sustainable sourcing of timber products, such as BCL’s fully EN13501-1 timber panels. Upon completion, the refurbishment aims to achieve BREEAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum ratings. BCL will be using timber certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®). This certification ensures responsible and sustainable sourcing of timber, contributing to environmental conservation and earning Full BREEAM Mat03 credits.

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To find out more about BCL’s slatted timber ceilings or wooden wall panels, please contact us directly on 01189 344 155 or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Hartlepool Train Station Redevelopment

The installation of 600 square meters of beautiful BCL wood ceilings throughout Hartlepool Train Station is now complete. The project, delivered in partnership with civil engineering specialist Story Contracting Ltd, features unitised wood soffits in PEFC certified Douglas Fir and takes full advantage of BCL’s unique flexibility for wooden slatted panels. Using our full BIM Level 4 design and full service integration, timber panels were delivered to site with all lighting prefabricated and sized exactly to layouts, thus avoiding any panel cutting, modifications or forming of services on site for the installer.

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Hartlepool is currently the busiest single-platform station in the UK and the third-biggest station in the region which welcomes up to 650,000 passengers per year. The redevelopment scheme has seen the station’s redundant second platform brought back into use and the newly covered route is created by connecting the existing canopy with the new via the footbridge with BCL timber ceilings. The project has been designed by Weston Williamson + Partners with a curved outdoor wood ceiling to follow the shape of the platform and track.

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To find out more about BCL’s slatted timber ceilings or wooden wall panels, please contact us directly on 01189 344 155 or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Work Complete at The Ashley Centre

We are pleased to announce that back in January, we completed our work at the Ashley Centre in Epsom for ISG. BCLs work comprised of over 1000sqm of 250x50mm beam casings, vertical fins and rooflight linings in our Aluminium ‘TIMBER EFFECT’ slats, colour-matched using its unique faux wood polyurethane coating, to create a beautifully realistic American Black Walnut finish with ‘non-combustible’ fire performance.

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The variety of ceilings throughout the shopping centre showcase the versatility of our ‘TIMBER EFFECT’ product and BCL’s design-flexible systems approach. The rotunda over the flower stall uses varying arrangements of slats - and above the walkways, integrated lighting adds depth and helps illustrate the warmth and realism of this ground-breaking fire-resistant wood effect system.

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The project was an astounding success and the new aluminium slats, which can achieve up to A1 Fire Classification (to EN13501-1), look incredible. This ground-breaking new offering from BCL allows for the creation realistic fire proof timber finishes for both internal & external use – whilst harnessing the performance benefits of Aluminium; A1/A2 fire performance, fully moisture/water resistant, with zero movement …. ideal for any non-combustible regulatory scenarios or where designs require greater durability & stability then achievable traditionally in solid wood.

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BCL 'all-aboard' with Morgan Sindall at Colindale Station

BCL are pleased to announce we have been appointed by leading main contractor Morgan Sindall to design, manufacture and install over 840sqm timber ceilings at Colindale Station, as part of the significant improvements across the Northern Line for end client, London Underground.

We will be using 44x44mm square profile slats in PEFC certified Douglas Fir, pressure impregnated for FR to deliver Class B fire performing wood slat ceilings that arch across the vast internal ticketing hall, visible from the outside, through its imposing glazed façade, with BCL timber panels sitting between the arched Glulam beams, reminiscent of a traditional ship’s hull.

Colindale Station’s transformation aims to create a more accessible, efficient, and welcoming transport hub for the growing community in the area and BCL wooden ceilings will deliver both organic warmth and high performance Class A acoustic absorption, sitting above a spacious new ticket hall, large enough to accommodate the expected increase in passenger numbers.

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To find out more about BCL’s acoustic timber panels and how they maximise the efficiency benefits of prefabrication, please contact us directly on 01189 344 155 or alternatively email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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