A refreshment area at the new BBC Broadcasting House

Uckfield firm works on prestigious BBC project

Uckfield-based business Design and Display Structures (D&D) has been involved in the fitting out of the new BBC Broadcasting House in London’s West End.

A team from the company worked closely with Howard Bros Joinery, a bespoke subcontract joinery specialist, on the project.

The imaginative scheme covering seven floors required D&D to design, manufacture and install a variety of repeating GRP (glass reinforced plastics) modular furniture solutions in a white finish.

DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) desk extension mouldings were added to glass counters in main “break-out” areas, 3m long signage curving shrouds/canopies were installed over break-out refreshment stations and curved walls with weather symbols wrap around resource hubs.

The double-skinned structural GRP shrouds, incorporating down lighting fittings and laser positioned water sprinkler outlets, rise from the rear of the “refreshment stations” to provide light to users.

The DDA extension pieces, to an split curving design, give users in wheelchairs an opportunity to draw themselves up to the refreshment area and join the activities in comfort.

The modular wraps contain a number of BBC weather graphics (example, below) that are moulded into each panel. Acrylic and LED lighting behind, all made accessible for future maintenance, complete the dramatic effect.

For further details and help finding architectural GRP moulded solutions for your construction project contact Allan Curtis on 07718 320184.

BBC Weather graphic

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