helping open doors to a new way of living on a campus by the sea. The Bay Campus, developed by St. Modwen in partnership with Swansea University, has been designed to promote a ‘friendly and collegiate feel’ and foster a sense of community which flows through the design of 900 apartments. They have been created in 11 blocks, in

clusters of four to 11 bedrooms, each with reception, common room and kitchen and are built around a courtyard, plus the Tower which is a combination of residential, office and management areas. Further phases of student apartments are now under construction and will open in September 2017, taking the total number to 2,000. Anyone who has lived ‘in halls’ will know

that the comings and goings of student life can be a little noisy which is why GEZE’s Slimdrive EMD-F electro-mechanical swing door operator was specified for the 10 external main entrances.

Fixing the complex facade

Ancon designed and manufactured the complex stainless steel brick support and restraint system behind the facade of the award-winning London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre. The Ancon stainless steel system comprises special inclined MDC type brick support

angles fixed back to 30/20 cast-in channels, and bespoke rolled hollow section Windposts, featuring surface-fixed channels to accept wall ties. This project demonstrates Ancon’s ability to engineer an innovative, practical and cost-effective fixing solution for any brick feature.

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It eliminates the possibility of banging

doors in the wee small hours as the Slimdrive EMD-F is virtually silent in operation and has the capacity to move large and heavy, single leaf doors with ease. Its durability also means that it’s a low-maintenance solution for areas of heavy footfall and its slimline design - the Slimdrive EMD-F operator is just 7cm high – means that it is extremely discreet. Inside, more than 2000 TS 2000 NV

manual overhead closers have been fitted to student rooms, corridors, and communal areas, while eight TS 4000 closers were chosen for some of the external doors. The TS 2000 NV was the ideal choice for

the accommodation blocks as it features an over pressurisation valve which protects the internal workings of the unit from damage. It is also highly efficient and has a fully adjustable closing speed, hydraulic latching action and adjustable closing force, making it easier to conform to the requirements of Approved Document M and BS 8300. The TS 4000 was chosen for the larger

doors, particularly external swing doors which may have to battle with the elements.

The adjustable power 1-6 makes the unit a great solution for heavier door leaves, particularly those which may need to be opened in windy conditions by the sea as they are suitable for doors from 750 –1400mm wide and are also fitted with an adjustable backcheck as standard. Lock-Tech carried out the supply and installation of the Slimdrive EMD-F operators and the supply of the TS 2000 NV & TS 4000 closers working closely with VINCI Construction and their sub- contractors. The company attended several site meetings to refine the ironmongery schedules to suit the client’s needs.

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Celotex for Sunderland University

The project involved the refurbishment of a Grade II listed building and part new-build. After careful consideration, Teams Roofing specified 11-12 vertical metres of Celotex’ insulation board FR5000, primarily due to its

lambda of 0.021 W/mK and impressive U-Value calculation compared to typical insulation boards. The innovative product, manufactured from rigid polyisocyanurate (PIR), prevents moisture build-up and would successfully future-proof the energy performance of the refurbished building. For a comprehensive range of specification tools, e-learning video tutorials and more, please visit the website.

01473 822093 Forbo’s new Sphera Energetic adds colour to the curriculum

Forbo Flooring Systems has launched Sphera Energetic, its second homogeneous vinyl collection range produced in a new state-of-the-art production facility. Reflecting the latest education trend colours, and with low emissions and high LRVs, the new phthalate-free collection will contribute towards a stimulating, yet healthy indoor environment for any educational establishment. Forbo’s Sphera Energetic is a bold, exciting new range that challenges traditional flooring design in the education sector. End users are presented with a fresh and playful colour proposition consisting of 52 shades: 41 ‘flecked’ colours alongside 11 complementary ‘vivid’ hues, which feature corresponding highlight chips to create an integrated flooring solution. Ideal for zoning and way-finding through corridors, the colour palette has been designed with tint combinations that will create standout, inspiring flooring schemes. Janet Lowe, Head of Marketing UK and Ireland commented: “The new Sphera Energetic range delivers an exciting proposition for educational design: a stylish and contem- porary yet wholly practical flooring solution.”



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