We have begun a phased return to normal operation, supporting the increasing number of customer sites and plants that are now opening. Our West Bromwich and Smethwick locations are largely operating as normal with continued support from home workers. We anticipate opening our remaining facilities over the next few weeks as demand dictates. We apologise for any disruption you may have experienced.
In recent times, unprecedented new challenges have arisen governing how we live, work and operate businesses in the UK. Some industries have slowed down significantly, others have closed temporarily and others are seeing more demand than ever. However individual businesses have been affected, global trade and demand remains a critical success factor for UK based manufacturers of moveable walls and wall partitions. Products exported from the UK are renowned all around the world for their high quality, reliability and use of advanced technology; Accordial sliding and folding wall partition systems are certainly no exception.
By closely following COVID safety protocols, our Loughborough team recently pooled together their innovative design acumen and specialised production techniques in-house, to produce 34 bespoke 10-metre-high acoustic wall partitions, tested to achieve 51dB sound absorption rating. As well as designing and manufacturing the specialist partitions, reinforced bespoke frames and packaging were designed and tailored by Accordial to ensure the protection and safe arrival of the large format wall partitions after their long-haul journey to reach Qatar, Saudi Arabia.
The Qatar Petroleum District is one of the largest ‘real estate’ projects currently underway in Qatar. Situated in the West Bay area of Doha, QP District includes the construction of nine office towers ranging in height from 21 to 52 stories, a five-star business hotel with 371 rooms, restaurants, a conference center, and a large retail shopping area which is accentuated by other amenities. The project site is approximately 693,400 square meters, with 345,000 square meters of offices, 9,250 square meters of retail space, a 65,300 square meter hotel complex, an 8,000 square meter Prayer Hall, and 263,600 square meters are allocated for additional structures.
The unique interior designs have drawn on the concept behind the masterplan. Created by KEO Architects, it is derived from the shape of the Nautilus shell and the Fibonacci curve that is repeated throughout the natural world, further inspired by the highly refined interior finishes designed by Woods Bagot and AECOM. With internal fit out works now nearing completion. Accordial wall partitions have quickly become part of the integral fabric of this development, having been most recently installed in the ‘Tower 10’ building.
51dB certified in accordance with BS EN ISO 20140-03
Wall width 20950 mm, panel height 8250 mm (bespoke large format)
34 panels to go in total. 17 panels on wall 1 and another 17 on wall 2.
Leather wrapped panels will be clipped onto our wall partitions. Holes were routed in precise locations to allow below buttons to be fitted and aligned perfectly flush with leather trims which are going to be “married” up on site.
We are so confident in the durability of our wall partitions, we have offered the client a 5-year warranty for this project, far superior to the industry standard 12-month warranty period.
Accordial also met the requirements for wall partitions containing at least 50% to 60% recycled material content, provided sound test certifications according to British Standard EN ISO 717-1-1997. Urea- formaldehyde resin did not exceed 10% of the composition of the boards.