Last Year we advised our appointment by Balfour Beatty on the £42 million contract to transform the Fletcher complex at De Montfort University Leicester and create striking new buildings for the world-renowned schools of Art, Architecture and Design
The construction also led to the creation of the Jonathan KS Choi Creative and Cultural Centre, which provides a space for students and staff from around the globe to pursue study and research and stimulate and nurture creativity. The centre also contains the innovative new home for the DMU Confucius Institute, which will promote Chinese language and culture
Our works included for over 700 high performance ceiling height laminate faced doorsets and a large second fix joinery package.
The main interest to us however was the design, manufacture and installation of a “Harry Potter” staircase. Having been redesigned frequently the staircase consisted of a series of flights of steps each overlaying each other all in different directions and different plains. The staircase was finished in solid Oak and laminate faced panels.
At the time we commented “ that if you can draw it, we can make it”.
On this occasion we had to our money where our mouth is, and here are the results. A totally stunning complexed feat of engineering with the highest calibre of skillful installation that has created the outstanding feature in this state of the art global learning centre.
These images have been taken by our dedicated photographer Trevor Palin.