Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University can trace its history back to 1865 and, like many universities, it has expanded to varying standards and designs over many years.
Laing O’Rourke approached Planet Partitioning for help refurbishing the Abercrombie building and fitting out a brand new, purpose-built structure adjoining it. The two buildings combined are now called the John Henry Brookes Building (JHBB), and provide a focus for the university’s core facilities, including the library, careers department and student union. As well as the department of Architecture, Property & Planning.
The Abercrombie building’s old façade was removed and replaced with a timber one. Planet Partitioning installed a combination of standard and bespoke large atrium glazed panels within the new timber façade and, on the opposite side, a frameless atrium glazing, providing a striking visual contrast.
Planet Partitioning also provided and fitted bespoke internal architectural glass throughout both buildings, to meet structural and acoustic requirements in different locations.
Planet Partitioning used p100 double glazed partitioning and p20 relocatable single glazed partitioning in a wide range of formats throughout both buildings. For areas where sound attenuation was important, p100 double glazed partitioning at cellular soaces – and for rooms and offices requiring additional privacy, integrated venetian blinds. For communal areas, p20 XL reached to heights of over three metres still using the 27mm framework line.
Planet Partitioning also installed a range of fire-rated frameless screens throughout the buildings.
Planet Partitioning worked with Design Engine architects to design different internal glazing solutions, to overcome challenges as the project progressed.
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