St Hugh’s


Appointed by Galliford Try and working closely with David Morley Architects, AAS supplied and installed a varied range of Oak Veneered Absorption Panels, for this prestigious project. Co-ordination with other sub-contractors was key to maintain site lines and accurate interface with fixed furniture, lighting and services.

Wall panels consisted of a 20mm wide slot, 150mm long. Panels were built out from the structure using a traditional metal stud framework to support our split baton hanging system and ensure the panel face finished flush with the exposed concrete ring beams and pillars.

Ceiling panels and the bulkhead to the reception area, followed the same design, whilst allowing for lighting and services. These were hung using an MF ceiling system, all installed by AAS. Concrete ceiling pots in the dining room were filled with circular rafts secret fixed to a timber sub frame.

The centre piece of the building was an imposing helical staircase, which AAS finished on both sides with curved Oak veneered panels, and finished the top and underside with a curved Oak capping.

2no stepped movable wall systems were installed in the lecture theatre to provide outstanding acoustic separation and room division. When panels were stacked away they were housed by straight sliding “pocket walls” finished with writable whiteboard to provide a “teaching wall”.

Key Facts

Contractor Galliford Try
Value £430,000
Architect David Morley Architects
Product Slotted Acoustic Panels