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Internal Walls Case Study - Southampton Building85

Building 85, University of Southampton

Client: University of Southampton 
Architect: NBBJ 
Contractor: BAM Construction 
Size: 2000m2
Location: Southampton
Completion: June 2010


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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 system.

As with every BCL 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.


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“BCL Timber brought the ideal mindset to the design build team. They were collaborative, innovative and professional and provided well-timed contributions to the design and detailing of the timber systems, resulting in a high performance quality finish…”

Crysta Falcon, LEED® AP Associate/Designer



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