Style has won the FIS Gold Contractors Award for its installation at The Vox, part of the NEC Group.
It’s the 8th time in total Style has won the gold award, which is presented annually to companies that demonstrate the highest levels of craftsmanship.
The FIS judging panel make onsite visits to see for themselves the quality of each company’s work, and by scooping the top accolade in 2016 means Style has now won Gold 7 times in the last 9 years.
Mike Fine, Style’s director for the midlands, said, “This was the largest moveable wall installation of its type last year running across rooms of 26 and 30 metres in length.
“Four Skyfolds were installed, offering a 54dB Rw acoustic rating, and incorporating fabric covered sound absorption panels and high pressure laminate. Skyfold is the ingenious vertically rising, fully automatic acoustic moveable wall, housed in the ceiling cavity remaining hidden when not in use.
“In addition, two DORMA Variflex systems were installed offering impressive 57dB Rw acoustics.
“These moveable walls incorporated four sets of double doors in a ‘T’ configuration to give access to all areas. The Variflex panels park neatly within two stacking zones at each end of the conference space, with a laminate finish on the main elevations.
“Such was the magnitude of the project that the walls were transferred to the opening of the Vox by crane which lifted more than fifty crates from the Crown Plaza Hotel car park.”
Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director added, “We’re thrilled to have won the Gold award yet again.
“As well as saying a huge thank you to everyone on the Style midlands team, we’d also like to thank our partners on this project - Monteith Scott architects of Birmingham, and contractor, Overbury Plc.”
For more information about Style’s range of moveable wall solutions please contact your nearest Style regional office.