Working in close collaboration with architect’s Sheppard Robson, the Grimes Finishings’ site team engaged British Gypsum’s technical team to help develop the NBS specification and produce a project specific systems pack for the scheme. The pack incorporated various British Gypsum interior lining systems, including a number of its GypWall lightweight metal framed partition and wall systems. Designed to meet the most demanding fire resistance, sound insulation, impact and height requirements, the GypWall systems were the ideal solution for the project’s unique requirements.
Commenting on the process, Tony Fitzgerald, Senior Product Manager at Morgan Sindall, said, “It was crucial for us that the specification and project pack were followed to the most finite detail to ensure excellent quality and system performance throughout the high-performance space. Grimes Finishings’ full time dedicated quality control manager worked closely with the University’s Clerk of Works and British Gypsum’s technical representatives to ensure the highest possible installation quality throughout the process.”
Completing the Collaborative Teaching Laboratory at University of Birmingham’s Selly Oak campus was amongst the most challenging builds the University had ever attempted posing both unprecedented technical and programme challenges throughout. The project handed over on time to the client on Monday 30th July 2018.