Style has delivered a flexible space to the baggage reclaim area at Bristol Airport. The new area allows maximum efficiency during times of peak demand.
Nine-time winner of the FIS Gold Contractors Award, Style combined DORMA Moveo solid and glass panels to create a moveable wall system that allows the space to be extended by either one or two additional rooms. With semi-automatic operation, the sophisticated dividing wall can be swiftly manoeuvred into place as required, helping maintain both security and the free flow of passengers.
Bristol Airport is the ninth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, handling over 7.6 million passengers in 2016. Airlines with operating bases at the airport include EasyJet, Ryanair, Thomas Cook, Thomson Airways and BMI Regional.
Style worked with architect McAllister Armstrong & Partners, and main contractor Balfour Beatty to provide the very best in space management. The operable wall made use of DORMA Moveo solid panels as well as DORMA Moveo Glass, both with 50dB Rw acoustics and Comfortronic semi-automatic seals.
Combining glass and solid panels was important for security reasons, because it provides instant visual access to each divided area. Aesthetically, this configuration allows light to filter through the room and gives a feeling of space even when the area is segregated. As the panels connect into place, the Comfortronic seals are automatically initiated to form a solid wall and excellent sound barrier, delivering the desired privacy between the areas.
Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director, said: "Creating flexible space with a modern moveable wall instantly boosts capacity at busy times, whilst restricting passengers to parts of the airport they need to be in at quieter times, resulting in easier and more effective management of people by airport staff.”
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