Vox wins gold for Style Partitions

Style has won an eighth FIS Gold Contractors Award, on this occasion for their moveable partitioning wall solution installed at the Vox, a first-class conferencing and banqueting facility that is part of the NEC Group. This annual award is given to companies that demonstrate the highest levels of craftsmanship, with the FIS panel making onsite visits to judge the quality of work.

Part of the UK’s first Resorts World complex in Birmingham, the Vox offers exceptional amenities in a unique location. Allowing the space to be easily reconfigured to meet each client’s requirements, Style designed and installed a complex configuration of technologically advanced moveable wall systems, ensuring the space is continuously maximised. The final solution spans across rooms up to 30m wide and 5m high and required four of Style’s revolutionary Skyfold vertical-rising partitions, as well as two impressive DORMA sliding walls.

“The quality of the interior finish is second to none and the Skyfold partitions certainly add that wow-factor, as they automatically descend into place,” confirms Gemma Heyward, Senior Event Manager for the Vox.

Fully automatic, the four Skyfold partitions are housed in the ceiling cavity when not in use, completely freeing up floor space for functions. With fabric-covered sound absorption panels, the Skyfold walls offer a 54dB Rw acoustic rating, delivering excellent privacy between divided spaces.

The two DORMA Variflex systems have acoustic rating of 57dB Rw and incorporate four sets of double doors in a ‘T’ configuration, giving easy access to all areas. The Variflex panels park neatly within two stacking zones at each end of the conference space, with an attractive laminate finish on the main elevations.

“We have combined key feature wall cladding, softened finishes and enhanced lighting to give a sophisticated, hotel ambience”, explains Derek Matthews, Design Director for interior designers on the project, Monteith Scott. “Style’s moveable walls are a crucial and integral part of the design, helping create a uniquely vibrant space that remains intensely functional.”

Julian Sargent, Style’s group managing director adds, “We’re thrilled to have won Gold seven years out of the last nine and would like to thank our partners on this project, Monteith Scott of Birmingham and contractor, Overbury Plc.”

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