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BCL Timber Screens to Feature at West Central Leisure Complex

BCL are pleased to announce that our timber panels will be integrated into the development of the new West Central Leisure Complex, in Bournemouth. The regeneration project will feature restaurants, shops and a 2,000 seat cinema.

The development, designed by Broadway Malyan, features a number of timber “screens” that will be incorporated into the external cladding system. Vinci, the contractor of the project, has chosen our high durability and hard density ‘Siberian Larch’ timber for the exterior.

The installation will cost £350,000; it will have a prefabricated panel system with fully concealed fixings, creating a sleek and modern look to the building.

The whole project build will take 60 weeks and is set for completion in May this year. BCL design, manufacture and install our own panels and the fitting of these will take 12 weeks.

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BCL ‘Pre-weathered’ Timber cladding system chosen for £15.7M NMA Transformation

BCL has recently been selected by Stepnell Construction & Glen Howells Architects to deliver over 1,500sqm of Siberian Larch walls & ceilings at the National Memorial Arboretum ( in Staffordshire. The new remembrance centre sees a thorough transformation of the space, increasing its teaching capacity from 10,000 to up to 25,000 school children per year and a modern upgrade of the café and circulation spaces.

A unique feature of the timber panel system is the application of a ‘pre-weathering’ grey stain, mimicking the appearance of grey timber. This treatment will mean that despite the system having various sections of UV exposed and fully shaded areas, with some fully internal, there will be very little colour change across the building during it’s lifetime, minimising any signs of ageing. An important feature given the timeless and unfading memorial that the building serves to achieve.

The client, The Royal British Legion, plans to open the building to the public in May and allow full access to the new centre and the nearly 300 statues, artworks and memorials around the unique site. BCL is  very proud to be part of this important project and to have the opportunity in adding value to a lasting tribute to the men & women of our National Service.

Find Out More: For further information on the National Memorial Arboretum project


Alpha Panels to be fitted at Highgate Junior School

We are pleased to announce that our acoustic panels will be incorporated into the new build of Highgate Junior School in London.

We’ve worked with Architype and Wates, who are the architect and contractor of the project, to ensure that the most appropriate and effective timber panels would be used.

BCL’s panels have been installed in the school’s Main Hall using our multi-width European Oak slatted timber panel system fitted into the school’s high level soffit, to create a modern and clean look.

To continue this modern theme throughout the school BCL’s Siberian Larch “Alpha” panel system has been fitted by ourselves into classrooms as well as circulation areas.

The timber panels are Class A sound absorption, to reduce ambient sounds throughout the school. A lacquer coating has been applied to provide a Euro Class B SSF (surface spread of flame) and to protect the timber against general weathering.

There will be integrated lighting within the panels, fully demountable system and concealed fixings, creating a nice clean finish to a beautifully minimalistic design. The changes will cost £600,000 to build and will be completed April this year. 


Find out more: For further information on the Highgate Junior School project visit

London Bridge Redevelopment

We are delighted to be part of the £400m redevelopment of London Bridge Station, a project delivered by Costain and designed by Grimshaw.

BCL will deliver the vast, stunning timber ceiling that will form the main concourse. Our alpha panels combine aesthetic properties with Class A acoustic absorption to tackle noise pollution and reverberation from passengers and trains. Designed with a ‘bomb-blast’ grid system to ensure structural integrity of the ceiling against upwards pressure blasts and with fire rated EU Class B panels to ensure the building stays strong and stable in case of a fire.

The station’s capacity will expand to accommodate up to 75 million passengers a year, with a huge concourse larger than Wembley Stadium. The project is part of the £6.5bn Thameslink programme to connect with the new Crossrail developments.

BCL were brought in early and have been able to add significant value to the project through our dedicated BIM modelling design service.

Find out more: See how the final redevelopment will look in this short 3D animation film:

BCL Win Contract for Boldrewood Campus, University of Southampton

BCL Timber Projects are to be used again, on another Southampton University project. This time we will be providing over 700 square metres of internal acoustic timber panelling to the Maritime Centre for Learning, Boldrewood campus.

The joint venture between the University and The Lloyd's Register will provide a unique world-leading hub for innovation and learning, in the fields of maritime engineering and technology. 

BCL have been developing panel layout and manufacture drawings with designers, Grimshaw Architects and are currently ready to begin production. Installation will beign in May.

To find out more about the upcoming Boldrewood Campus development, please visit:

Timber 'weave' panels first fix at Sheffield Moor

BCL have started installing the unique 'timber weave' panels at Sheffield Moor Market. The panels use Western Red Cedar, woven through vertical timber battens to create a truly unique wall system.

The project, costing a total of £17.5M will completely reinvigorate the old market area with over 200 shops and stalls, housed in a 79,000 sq ft area. Main contractor on the job, Bowmer & Kirkland (who BCL have worked with several times in the past) have tasked BCL with the full design, manufacture and installation of the job.

Find out more: For more information on The Moor, Sheffield Market visit

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