Birmingham City University
As part of ongoing improvements to Birmingham City University, Associated Architects, together with Willmott Dixon, asked Planet Partitioning to put together a specification for internal partitioning in the new purpose-built Curzon Building on the BCU campus.
Work included creating frontages for lecture rooms, meeting rooms and offices for this six-storey building, in line with fire regulations. This came after completing the Parkside Building and refurbishing the adjacent building in the past.
Working with Associated Architects and Willmott Dixon, Planet Partitioning designed and installed a combination of framed and frameless p20 single glazed demountable partitioning and p100 double glazed partitioning in the offices, meeting and lecture rooms, helping to meet strict sound attenuation requirements. Single and double glazed doors and several fire-rated screens feature throughout the building, alongside fire-rated and non fire-rated partitioning. Work completed in early 2015.
With significant partitioning required on multiple floors, Planet Partitioning prefabricated a supportive steel framework offsite, to support the solid bulkheads above. In addition, a steel skirting detail was designed for the fire-rated screens, to ensure a great visual finish and to meet the fire requirements for the building.
The new Curzon building houses the Business, English, Law and Social Sciences departments, and provides students with a support hub, new library and teaching and IT space.
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