Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
South West England
Bristol University's Life Sciences building houses modern teaching and research laboratories, as well as a collection of break-out spaces, seminar rooms and social spaces.
In order to comply with local planning restrictions, the architects, Sheppard Robson, designed the Bristol Life Sciences building to appear as two separate buildings, with the teaching block on one side and the laboratory block on the other.
A central atrium connects the two blocks with glass walkways between floors 1 to 3.
Expansion joint covers were required at one end of the glass walkways to accommodate building movement via settlement or expansion and contraction.
CS were able to modify an existing expansion joint cover - the APF-SM - to suit the design requirements of the atrium. This is a surface mounted floor joint cover ideal for situations with large multi-directional movement requirements. It features a slip resistant, aluminium surface, offering a smooth transition between the adjacent carpet and the glass floor.
A cold smoke seal was also required, which CS were able to supply in the form of a polyethylene membrane, a product usually used as a moisture barrier.