Acoustic Panels and Doors at Alan Gilbert Learning Centre

Acoustic Panels and Doors at Alan Gilbert Learning Centre

Job title:
Alan Gilbert Learning Centre

Wates Construction Ltd.


11 weeks

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is a state of the art study and learning centre in the heart of the Manchester University campus boasting an onsite café, an impressive atrium providing a social meeting space with wifi access and flexible study spaces and environments throughout the building.

We were engaged by our client to manufacture, supply and install a variety of bespoke joinery including laminate faced doorsets and white acoustic panelling.

A client driven design brief was for solid European Oak wall panelling throughout the development to replicate that used in an historic building also owned by the client.

Our brief was to set out wall panelling to the window reveals and faces to exacting dimensions and on occasion before the reveals had been properly formed. The co-ordination that was required to achieve such a demand led us to take full design responsibility for the same.

The wall panelling once completed looked spectacular and it was quickly extended to cover existing columns and walls throughout the building. A final pièce de résistance of the cladding was the incorporation of a quote wall within the main reception area. We set out and etched quotations from many sources into the wall making it a stunning visual display.

Once established on site our client engaged us to design, manufacture and install reception desks, IT points, recycling stations and numerous pieces of bespoke stand alone furniture. May of these items included for high gloss laminates and solid surface finishes.

Trusted and Accredited Manufacturers

  • CHAS Accredited Contractor
  • BM Trada Q Mark Certification
  • Constructionline Gold Member 2018
  • BWF Membership Certificate 2020

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