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Having previously worked with Aston University to create flexible and practical room configurations in its conference centre, and a stunning glass partitioned restaurant at its Business School, Style was chosen once again as the University’s provider.

On this occasion, Style worked with two separate architects (Broadway Malyan / Glancy Nicholls) and contractors (Interclass PLC / Warwickshire Construction) for two different projects on site.

The first was in the University’s Electrical, Electronic and Power Engineering (EEPE) laboratory where Style installed an acoustic folding wall, giving lecturers the flexibility to open up the room to cater for one large class or divide it quickly for two smaller lessons.

The two classes could run concurrently and undisturbed thanks to the excellent 56dB acoustics. Similarly, with the second installation, this time in a lounge area that is used for teaching, Style gave the University staff the freedom to adapt the room to their everyday needs, either opening the space up or dividing it into two with 58dB acoustics that gave privacy when in place.

“Both of these walls not only offer the potential to maximise the use of the teaching space,” said Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands, “they also complement the clean, fresh interior design thanks to their white melamine finish.

“On this occasion, we were working to extremely tight timescales. Both projects had a lead-time of only 5 weeks and, with this in mind, our team worked incredibly hard, yet also very efficiently, to ensure the projects were completed on time and to the client’s complete satisfaction.

“As a result of our growing relationship, we’re now delighted to provide Aston University with its annual service contracts. These protect their investment with annual service checks and routine maintenance, which safeguard the moveable walls’ acoustic integrity while ensuring years of smooth, trouble-free operation in a very busy student environment.”