Hunter Douglas took on the mammoth 2790m2 campus complex adjoined to the Met Office’s new supercomputer hall.
The Global Environmental Futures campus is part of the Exeter Science Park and is the new hub for environmental science and organisation focusing on climate change and sustainable living.
Hunter Douglas role in this exciting development was the manufacture of a 900m2 solid wood ceiling and wall system for the open plan meeting areas situated on the first floor of the complex.
The architect for the project was Stride Treglown, the brief was to implement a timber solution for the building. Hunter Douglas fitted this specification and the high-quality product was a perfect solution for Stride Treglown.
116mm Red Cedar panels were used to build the linear solid wood ceiling system, divided by a 19mm gap to create a 135mm module. To maximum the acoustic absorption the 19mm gaps were closed up using a black non-woven fleece, creating a quiet peaceful working environment within the building.
To meet European fire class B-S2-D0, the highest classification available for a wood product, the panels were coated on three sides with UV resistant varnish and fire treated.
The fitting was completed by CAP Ceiling & Partitions Ltd who worked closely with Hunter Douglas and the project was finished to a first class standard. The director from CAP Ceiling & Partitions, Gary Rice said: “We were very impressed with the Hunter Douglas ceiling system and found the support from the technical team at the design, procurement and installation stages very smooth. The end result is striking and it is the perfect complement to the overall design of the building.”
Within the region, the Exeter Science Park is recognised as the main location for science and technology and has become a growing hub within the south-west.