Mesh ceiling for The British Museum

Mesh ceiling for The British Museum

The Locker Group has provided a mesh ceiling for the British Museum World Conservation & Exhibition Centre. Brocklebank 16/5 aluminium mesh was used for the ceiling. The stunning wire mesh ceiling for the 1000m2 exhibition hall perfectly complements subtle lighting while effectively concealing vents, diffusers and ducting, and providing easy access for maintenance.

The Locker Architectural installation team successfully tackled a number of challenges to complete the job within the scheduled timescale. The mesh was formed into trays and fixed into inverted aluminium angle frames minimising visibility of the supporting structure. These hinged panels lock into the sub-frame when closed and are fitted with an inertia system to check the swing of each panel as it opens.

With panels in the closed position the visual effect from below is of a single, continuous expanse of mesh. The Locker design team tailored the ceiling to fit the existing steelwork structure of the building using an aluminium sub-frame with hinged mesh panels. Anodised aluminium Brocklebank 165 wire mesh with an increased aperture (to accommodate the swirl diffuser) was used to reduce both weight and cost.

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The Locker Group has been working in the supply and manufacture of wire mesh for more than 120 years. Originally established in Warrington, UK in 1878, now technology is combined with expertise of all things wire mesh to build close partnerships with...
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