The Forge is a three stage residential project and the first build-to-rent scheme in Newcastle.

Creating a new community of like-minded souls, tenants can choose from stunning 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments with a concierge, a gym and communal areas.

Working with main contractor Marcus Worthington and Co, and Architects Koncept Interiors, Style was asked to create a flexible meeting area in the Forge’s spacious club lounge – an open plan area where tenants can gather socially or for work.

Choosing a DORMA Varitrans Straightline glass-partitioning wall as the best solution, this manual moveable wall enabled a meeting room to be created with ease, while retaining the open plan feel of the lounge.

The glass structure, set off against a striking aluminium frame, is a stunning addition to the club’s chic interior design, creating a welcoming and bright atmosphere for tenants and their visitors.

“Style sourced, manufactured and installed a powder-coated laser cut aluminium frame that was throughbolted through the glass on both sides to give a crittal effect,” said Andy Gibson, Style’s director for the North.

“This is a great example of how we can bespoke a moveable wall into the overall scheme of a beautifully and cleverly designed room.

“The Forge’s modern, high end apartment buildings are the perfect setting for an equally high end glass partition, creating flexible space in a really modern and vibrant environment where people are meeting both socially and for business in the same room.”

Style is the exclusive UK partner to DORMA, and its popular Varitrans moveable wall is ideal for shop fronts, restaurants, church halls, airports, showrooms, offices, and any area where space division is required without the need for acoustics.

It can be installed either as a manual system or with fully automatic operation, with the panels moving into place at the touch of a button thanks to DORMA’s ingenious ComfortDrive system.