NSI creates office and workshop areas for Warwickshire College
New office, workshop and classroom areas for the engineering facility at Warwickshire College’s new £11 million Technology and Business Centre in Leamington Spa have been designed and constructed by Troax UK Limited in conjunction with main contractor NSI Projects.
The College’s engineering area is recognised as one of the best in the country and was awarded Pathfinder CoVE (Centre of Vocational Excellence) * status in General Engineering. This resulted in Government funding to build the new Centre, a state-of-the-art training facility attractive to local industry and the business community.
Working with main contractor NSI Projects, Troax designed and constructed partitioning to create internal dividing walls at the centre’s vehicle engineering facility, producing a series of classrooms, workshops, offices and corridors that cover an area of over 1000 sq metres.
Troax used its Excalibur range of modular, double skin, steel partitioning in a combination of full steel and steel and glazed panels for the project. The steel partitioning complies with all relevant Health and Safety legislation and also offers a good level of sound and heat insulation.
In addition, Troax also used its Sabre single skin steel partitioning to create further teaching areas at the site.
Because the partitioning is of a modular design, the building’s internal layout can be changed relatively simply, giving the College complete flexibility to adapt the facilities to suit changing requirements in the future.
The partitioning systems were finished in a special metallic silver paint to meet the College’s specification.
In addition, as main partitioning contractors, NSI Projects fitted a number of other types of partitioning systems elsewhere on the site.
Comments Simon King at NSI Projects: “The service offered by Troax from planning through to implementation was excellent, particularly their responsiveness to even the smallest details. This has been typical of our experience on several large projects undertaken with them over the last few years.”