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London Business School

London Business School

BCL Selected for London Business School’s ‘Sammy Ofer Centre’

BCL’s high performance “Alpha” timber panel system has been selected by Sheppard Robson Architects to be used in the new, state of the art teaching centre for London Business School.

Sheppard Robson’s design for the grade II listed Old Marylebone Town Hall Council House’s will increase the teaching space of the school by 70%. An adaptable design means the space will also be used by Westminster City Council for its meetings.

The new teaching location, just minutes from Regents Park, will be known as the ‘Sammy Ofer Centre’, following a donation to project funding from industrialist and principal of Quantum Pacific Group, Idan Ofer.

The prestigious new ‘Sammy Ofer Centre’ includes six lecture theatres seating between 80 and 100 students, thirty-five seminar rooms, social space, study areas and a library.

BCL’s “Alpha” timber panel system has been selected for the walls and ceilings of the lecture theatres. Sound absorption is a key consideration for a lecture theatre, making BCL’s Class A acoustic panels the perfect choice for main contractor Wates Construction to use.

American White Oak has been chosen for the panel system and the timber will have an intumescent lacquer coating to provide a Euro Class B surface spread of flame (SSF) for fire protection and provide added protection to the wall panels.

The timber panel system will be fully demountable with integrated lighting troughs and concealed fixings. The ‘secret-fixings’ show no visible screws or nails which creates a smooth modern finish.

The BCL “Alpha” panels are designed, manufactured and installed by BCL, with completion of the redevelopment project due in 2017.

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