“The architect’s brief was to create a world-class higher education environment for The University of West London St Mary’s Road Campus in Ealing, with excellent social/learning spaces to help attract new students and contribute to an excellent overall education experience.”
The focal design point of the building is the centrally located ‘Heartspace’ area including the Library/Learning Centre, Performance Centre and Social facilities. This new large atrium lit by natural daylight, will be the vibrant focal point, connecting buildings across the entire campus. The designers were keen that the natural light coming into the building would be distributed throughout the building as much as possible.
To contribute to this end BA Systems successfully installed their B40 frameless glass balustrade system with offset stainless steel handrails, allowing the natural light to freely dissipate throughout the building. The result greatly complimented the open, spacious interior, proven to be conducive to student’s successful learning experience.
Another project which required our operational team successfully meeting a challenging & varied project plan to accommodate a functioning & busy educational environment.
A complicated fixing detail was overcome at early design stage on this project, to achieve the loading required on the edge of a composite deck slab