Style have installed their bespoke set of moveable wall systems for Newcastle University’s Frederick Douglass Centre.
The system divides the room into two separate lecture halls, each seating 500 and 250 students.
Style with architect, Sheppard Robson, and contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine, to design a solution that is fully automatic, concurrently moving a double skin of Dorma Hüppe sliding wall panels, up through the tiered seating.
The final installation delivers a phenomenal 59db Dntw, on site tested performance.
Style worked with manufacturing partners, Dorma Hüppe, to design two bespoke, fully automated, stepped acoustic moveable walls, based on the Variflex Comfortdrive K system.
These are deployed back-to-back, with automatic acoustic seals engaging as each panel meets the next, closing off the tiered elements and delivering acoustic privacy.
Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the north said, “Everything on this project was a world first, from the stepped design, the installation challenges, the building structure and the site tests.”
“Working with the design team of Sheppard Robson and Sir Robert McAlpine has been a pleasure from start to finish.”
“Style’s installation engineers were absolutely pivotal to the success of this project, facing new challenges and demands every day, and we were proud to deliver, on time, our most challenging moveable wall installation to date.”
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