Heart of the Campus
Sheffield Hallam University’s new three-floor, purpose-built teaching facility, the Heart of the Campus Building, is another eye-catching addition to this burgeoning northern university.
HLM Architects and Graham Construction asked Planet Partitioning to put together a proposal for the internal partitioning and architectural glass, ensuring high sound attenuation levels between the teaching facilities and the large central communal area.
Planet Partitioning used p100 double glazing to glaze around 50 room frontages, including seminar and study rooms, installing IsoClear single glass doors throughout to ensure excellent acoustic performance. This involved using a minimum framework to help create a modern, contemporary look and feel.
Planet Partitioning also installed large angular atrium glass screens on the top floor of the communal area to form an impressive 50-metre long ‘U’ shape.
The project took around three months and, following its success, HLM Architects began discussions with Planet Partitioning to take on another similar project in Glasgow.
The Planet Partitioning team liaised with HLM Architects and Graham Construction to work out the structural calculations for the atrium glass line loads, making sure the glass met strict performance criteria.
Pod seating areas allow students to sit right up against the partitioning glass and enjoy uninterrupted views of the central atrium below.
Sheffield Hallam University Heart of the Campus building won an RIBA Yorkshire Award, in 2015.
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