Lancashire County Cricket Club’s home at Old Trafford provides an inspirational and unique setting for exhibitions, conferences, meetings, award dinners, Christmas parties and more.

Following a £60m redevelopment it has become one of the most all-encompassing venues in Manchester offering an iconic and versatile setting for all conferences and events.

Working directly with Lancashire Cricket club in its second floor function room, Style was brought in to replace two old 7.5 metre tall moveable walls, not particularly old and not installed by Style, both of which had panels that were far too heavy and difficult to operate due to unsuitable tracks. This is often a problem when specifying high moveable walls.

Having removed the old moveable walls, Style installed two new 7.5 metre high Dorma Huppe Variflex moveable walls with intelligent heavy duty track systems so that they glide effortlessly in and out of their stacking areas.

Offering incredible 55dB acoustic integrity and semi-automatic operation, the walls are now so easy to manoeuvre that the function room can be reconfigured quickly and with minimal effort.

To make life even easier for managing such vast moveable walls, Style also fitted an electric switch which turns the panels into the correct track run meaning that the user does not need to negotiate tracks junctions at all.

“There is no reason why very high, heavy moveable walls need to be difficult to manoeuvre,” said Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North.

“By introducing the intelligent heavy duty track systems, the panels glide gently into, and out of, their stacking position and move freely and smoothly into position.

“It means high ceiling venues such as exhibition halls, conferencing centres, school gyms and hospitality venues can enjoy flexible space that is simple for staff to alter each and every day.”

The moveable walls at Lancashire Cricket Ground had a clean, white laminate finish, and Style offers an extensive range of finishes to complement all room designs.

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