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Large Contracts

Gold award

Lusso Interiors – for its installation at Caerphilly County Borough Council, Hengoed

Lusso Interiors was contracted to provide a bespoke solution for the new corporate offices of Caerphilly County Borough Council. The project consisted of two main areas, the first being a 90m long, 22m high glazed atria screen, with varying performance requirements for sound and fire integrity, in addition to integral blinds and film manifestation.

The internal office partitions comprised single and double frameless glazing, with a sound performance of up to 47dB. The double-glazed frameless partitions incorporated motorised integral blinds, while film manifestation was applied to single glazing.

Architect Kennedy James Griffiths also received an award.

Silver award

Stortford Interiors – for its contract at Thomas Deacon Academy, Peterborough

One of the largest state schools in Europe, and the most expensive state school in Britain at £46m, Thomas Deacon Academy opened in September 2007.

Stortford Interiors was required to meet the design criteria of glazed screens capable of withstanding a crowd pressure point loading of 1.5kN, 30-minute fire-rated double-glazed screens and an acoustic performance of 42dB.

To achieve this, Stortford used floor to slab Komfort Polar Double Glazed/PolarTec partitioning. The installation also included the supply of doors and over panels, as well as integrated fire-rated doors to the glazed screens.

Small Contracts

Gold award

Domino Commercial Interiors – for its contract at Synectics, Sheffield

Domino Commercial Interiors’ brief was to create a spacious, modern and comfortable environment in which to house Synectics design production and support teams, along with an extensive training room and demonstration facilities with boardroom and executive offices.

Domino installed Technika partitioning from Italian manufacturer Babini, which utilises horizontal solid and double-glazed panels. The Italian influence was continued with an Italian kitchen and desking systems, with frosted acrylic screens to complement the modern, sleek appearance.

Silver award

Optima Contracting – for its installation at KPMG, London

This project used Optima’s new Revolution double-glazed system, with its patented Nebula joint between the glass, as well as Optima’s flush double-glazed doors to maximise sound reduction.

The result was a crisp, mullion-free system. Manifestation was applied to the glass to provide room privacy.