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A Closer Look at 8 Bishopsgate


One of the many benefits of BCL’s timber panel system at the prestigious '8 Bishopsgate' development in London is the reduction in on-site waste. This is made possible through the utilisation of flexible timber slat panel sizes and prefabrication. By customising the panel sizes to fit the specific dimensions of the project, waste generation has been minimised and the overall efficiency of the installation process has been improved.

As well as playing a vital role in reducing waste, having the acoustic wood panels manufactured off-site ensured precise measurements and quality control, further reducing the need for adjustments and waste that would have been generated during installation.

Prefabrication also contributed to faster installation times and reduced labour costs. As the panels have been manufactured to fit the exact dimensions of the site, the need for on-site cutting and alterations has been significantly reduced.

The Class C acoustic rating of our wooden slatted panelling is a testament to their effectiveness in controlling sound transmission and reducing unwanted noise. This quality is particularly significant in an open-plan reception environment, where maintaining a welcoming, comfortable and productive atmosphere is of utmost importance. The wood slat panels at '8 Bishopsgate' effectively absorb sound, preventing echo and reverberation creating a comfortable and acoustically balanced space for occupants and visitors.

BCL Acoustic Timber Panelled Ceiling at 8 Bishopsgate

The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification ensures that the wood used in the construction of these panels is sourced from responsibly managed forests, contributing to the overall reduction of the project's environmental impact. This not only aligns with the growing demand for sustainable building materials but also helps Lend Lease meet their corporate social responsibility goals.

Furthermore, the use of Sweet Chestnut as the species for the wood ceiling at 8 Bishopsgate adds a touch of warmth and elegance to the space. This durable and visually appealing wood species complements the modern design aesthetic.

In conclusion, the implementation of FSC certified Class C acoustic rated timber slat panel in Sweet Chestnut by BCL at '8 Bishopsgate' highlights the advantages of using sustainable and high-performance building solutions. The combination of superior acoustic performance, reduced on-site waste, and an elegant aesthetic makes these wooden slatted panels and timber slat walls a valuable addition to the modern commercial space. By incorporating these eco-friendly and effective materials, '8 Bishopsgate' fosters a comfortable and productive environment while also promoting responsible and sustainable building practices.

For more information on how you can incorporate BCL’s wood slat ceilings many benefits into your next project, please contact us today on 01189 344 155.