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Project Update: Ashley Centre, Epsom

BCL are almost complete at The Ashley Centre in Epsom! Comprising of approximately 1000sqm of 250x50mm beam casings, vertical fins and rooflight linings in our Aluminium ‘TIMBER EFFECT’, with an American Black Walnut faux wood finish.

Such large sections would not be possible in timber, mainly due to the weight but also the difficultly in keeping timber profiles straight after fire treatment. Therefore, a BCL non-combustible timber effect aluminium extrusion provided the ideal solution for the main contractor, ISG.

In order to meet several design challenges and provide increased efficiency, BCL also designed a bespoke, custom die extrusion. Because the extruded baffles are hollow, they required an endcap where the end was visible; we had these purpose made and finished to match the same fire resistant wood finish. 


With the help of our supplier, we overcame some tricky design concepts specifically the mitred corners on the upstands to existing skylights. The main challenge being keeping the mitres tight during transport and installation, without the use of unsightly surface fixings and maintaining the same consistent realistic wood effect finish. 


The team had to work nights in order to perform the work outside of shopping hours as the centre was still operational over the busy Christmas period. The program period was 14 weeks which was comfortably achieved by the team onsite.

We have had great feedback from our client ISG and the architect Leslie Jones. It is always great to receive positive feedback for hard work. We are excited to get photos of the final product with the recessed lighting on.

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