Innovative engineering for wall system goes swimmingly at leisure complex

Hunter Douglas used its engineering expertise to create a stunning curved feature wall at a £16 million leisure scheme.

Haven Point in South Shields, South Tyneside, which picked up one of just two North East regional RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) awards 2015, includes a striking Hunter Douglas feature wall above the reception area.

Constructed from wood grill in Magma Firestop-treated American White Oak, the wall provided an engineering challenge because it curves around and leans forward, which necessitated modification to the grill system and the creation of flexible, bespoke panels.

Hunter Douglas also manufactured a Luxalon 84R linear ceiling, which allows for fluid lines and precise directional control, in the main pool area and supplied a 135mm module wooden Linear Open wooden system ceiling for the external canopy area of the building, which was designed by Mike Lawless of LA Architects.

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