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DORMA Variflex for Kings College London

DORMA Variflex for Kings College London

The Enterprise Lab at Imperial College, London benefits from the installation of a DORMA Variflex moveable wall system.

Imperial College, London, is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine. It is the only UK University to focus entirely on these specialisms and is internationally renowned for excellence in both teaching and research.

Working with BMJ Architects, and contractor, 8 Build, Style was asked to assist in designing an element of flexibility into the interior of the College’s Enterprise Lab, before installing the final solution.

Style was closely involved during the design stage of this project as the basement room is located at the bottom of a tight staircase, causing access issues.

“We recommended Variflex as it is such a flexible and adaptable system,” said Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director. “Most importantly, the panel faces are manufactured separately from the frames, allowing each element to be manually manoeuvred down the stairs”.

Additionally, if a student or member of staff should accidentally damage one of the partitions, the panel face can be easily swapped without having to replace the entire wall. The repair can be carried out quickly, safely and cost-effectively with the frame left hanging on the track and the ceiling being untouched.

"DORMA Variflex is a superb product due to its high level of flexibility, even in the case of complicated room proportions where sloping ceilings or circular spaces have to be accommodated,” continues Sargent. “The classic white laminate finish chosen for the Imperial College Enterprise Lab looks highly sophisticated whilst the 55dB Rw acoustics ensures privacy for users on either side of the divide.”

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As a specialist in movable partitioning walls, Style is the sole UK distributor for DORMA, Skyfold and SWG. Style offers a complete design and installation service for architects, interior designers, contractors and end-user clients and has an...
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