Style has installed one of the UK’s largest Skyfold vertical-rising partitioning walls in new Sir Kenneth Wheare Hall at Oxford Brookes University.
Just under 19 metres wide and with a clear opening height of 7 metres, the fully automatic moveable wall is housed in the ceiling cavity and descends gracefully at the push of a button to be fully opened in just 2½ minutes.
Oxford Brookes University’s Clerici redevelopment has seen the former main entrance building transformed into a hub for teaching, learning and study, with thirty individual rooms, a collaborative lecture theatre and social learning spaces
Working with architect, Ostic + Williams, and contractor, McLaughlin & Harvey, Style was specified to divide the main hall, creating a multi-use space for teaching, graduations and other key university events.
The Skyfold was chosen as the perfect solution for a room of this type, as it takes up zero floor space when not in use and being fully automatic, can quickly be lowered and raised as the requirement for space changes throughout the day.
The acoustic performance of the Skyfold wall was also a contributing factor, meaning concurrent events can take place either side of the divide, completely undisturbed.
Style is the exclusive UK partner to Skyfold which has seen huge popularity in universities, schools and colleges. It is also used extensively in company board rooms, hotels and conference centres.