Hunter Douglas helps to transform Reading railway station

Hunter Douglas has supplied a solid wood ceiling system for the £400 million project to transform Reading railway station into a 21st century transportation hub.

The Hunter Douglas solution features a solid wood linear open system, finished in Siberian Larch, that was installed as a series of rafts spanning across the new 110m long covered pedestrian bridge over the tracks and platforms.

The system was installed without the usual non-woven acoustic fleece fixed between the panels to allow easier access for maintenance teams. The individual rafts on the ground and then fixed them into position on a rigid suspension system, a fast and simple installation to hit the project’s strict deadlines.