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Project: David Turnbull Music School

Location: Solihull

Product: Axis Patterned Aluminium Sheets

Finish: Matt (Anodised)

Specifier: Malcolm Payne Group

Project Background

Solihull School opened the doors of the David Turnbull Music School in Spring 2010. The £3 million self-contained building on the Warwick Road campus offers pupils one of the most comprehensively equipped and technologically advanced music facilities in the region.

As a result, the independent school’s capacity has increased to involve many more of its 1,000 pupils in learning, practising and performing music.

Patterned aluminium

Axis Patterned Aluminium sheets – Protective Facing Panels

Lead specifiers, Malcolm Payne Group (Birmingham) provided architectural excellence in the creation of the integrated music centre for teaching, study and performance. The David Turnbull Music School – named after a former head of music at Solihull School – includes a spacious 100-seat recital room and a recording studio with direct audio and video links to the main performance spaces.

The practice, teaching and ensemble rooms are grouped around a central atrium, together with a computer suite designed to encourage a new generation of young composers.

Project Solutions

Gooding Aluminium’s Axis patterned sheets have received a chorus of approval since being utilised as decorative and protective facing panels to the recital room entrance doors at the school.

Patterned aluminium sheet

The clean cut lines of the matt anodised Axis pattern deliver a crisp contemporary look and by minimising undesirable reflections, deliver high levels of optical performance.

Axis patterned aluminium sheet

Patterned aluminium sheets are available from GA in a wide selection of patterns and finishes.

For more project and product details you can visit www.goodingalum.com

About Patterned Aluminium Sheet

You can read more about the desirable performance characteristics and qualities of patterned aluminium sheet in our news blog article:

http://bespoke-ready-made-aluminium-products.co.uk/category/aluminium-patterned-sheet/

Aluminium Awareness information:

Key Facts:

• Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
• Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
• Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
• All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
• Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
• Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and ‘made to order’ aluminium products with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, visit our website at www.goodingalum.com


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Tiger Tiger in Croydon is part of a national bar/restaurant chain.  It has recently been refurbished to a high quality specification that includes the infamous VIP White Room.  The White Room, designed to give visitors the ‘ultimate clubbing experience’, now benefits from Gooding Aluminium’s Vertex pattern surface protection aluminium sheets surrounding the floor to ceiling columns situated around the dance floor and bar areas.

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Noodle Street restaurant, based in the popular Docklands area, London went through a refurbishment earlier this year which resulted in a brand new seating and bar area. Gooding Aluminium’s anodised Ver-T-Fix panel system was used to clad the bar/counter feature in this contemporary eating establishment. The restaurant has taken on a heady gastronomic challenge: to expand the principally Chinese-based menu, now speckled with speciality dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Japan and Malaysia.

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Pimlico Academy is a Visual and Performing Arts College based in Westminster, London.  Pimlico benefitted from the £152million BSF (Building Schools for the Future) Programme (under Westminster Council) where they secured funds for a new sports hall that includes a new gym open to the wider public, an all weather floodlight pitch and a new community library and education centre.

The project aim was to significantly improve the sporting and education facilities at the school.  Gooding Aluminium clad the sports auditorium walls with their lightweight, perforated aluminium wall panels, the ‘GA Ano-Sil Anodised finished panels‘ provided fantastic acoustics for the hall which is being enjoyed by over 1500 pupils.

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Gooding Aluminium supplied custom-made aluminium balustrade panels for the refurbishment of the Queen Mary University laboratory buildings.

The 3mm material thickness aluminium panels with 22mm diameter perforations were specially produced with plain borders (on all sides) for Queen Mary’s comprehensive experimental Antenna Measurement facilities. ——————————————————————————————————-

Gooding Aluminium’s perforated ceiling panels have been used to assist with acoustic control in the new head quarters building for Scottish Ballet. The new HQ has been awarded two prizes at the prestigious Scottish Design Awards: ‘Best Public Building’ and the ‘Architecture Grand Prix’.

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Gooding Aluminium’s Axis patterned sheets have received a chorus of approval since being utilised as decorative and protective facing panels to the recital room entrance doors at the David Turnbull Music School in Solihull.

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If you have any enquiries about these projects or you are using Gooding Aluminium for a current project and would like to feature as our next case study, please contact the Gooding Aluminium team on 020 8692 2255

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Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

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Gooding Aluminium’s GA anolight aluminium corrugated sheets play an integral role in supporting Burger King’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility programme: creating modern design that meets energy efficient elements.

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Working with Stanton William’s Architects, Gooding Aluminium manufactured and supplied mill finish single and double folded perforated aluminium ceiling trays throughout the corridors of the South Marsh Community Hub building project. The perforated ceiling trays consist of plain borders to each side with slotted punched fixing holes (for simple on-site adjustment) along the short edges.

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Gooding Aluminium’s perforated aluminium ceiling trays played a key role in the stunning £10million transformation of the Jewish Museum in London.  The aluminium ceiling trays helped created a seamless effect to this high standard design project.

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The project brief was to make the historic site of the Duke of York Steps (running between The Mall and Waterloo Place near Lower Regent Street) accessible for all. Previously, the steps were completely inaccessible to wheel chair users. Gooding Aluminium’s super lightweight aluminium treadplates (GA HGP1601) were the perfect partner for this weight sensitive and innovative project.

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If you have any enquiries about these projects or you are using Gooding Aluminium for a current project and would like to feature as our next case study, please contact the Gooding Aluminium team on 020 8692 2255

If you have used Gooding Aluminium products before, please take a moment to take our short, 60 second survey to let us know what you thought of our products / service. Many thanks!

Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

Follow us on Twitter @Gooding_Alum

Project: Groupama Insurance Group

Location: One America Square, London EC3

Product: Perforated Aluminium pattern ref: GA P1607

Finish: Satin Brush ref GA B1420

Project Background:

Suspended perforated aluminium panels have been recently installed in Groupama’s, One America Square offices in the City of London.

GA’ perforated panels successfully met Groupama’s criteria for a contemporary screening material and system that permits light and air to freely flow around the open plan offices.

These specially produced satin brush finish screening panels were manufactured with plain border margins to allow for the attachment of a fixed floor to ceiling stainless steel suspension system.

Aluminium awareness information

Key Facts:
• Aluminium is great for incorporating into environmentally sensitive applications, such as this one.
• Environmentally friendly aluminium is the only recyclable material that more than pays for it’s own re-cycling costs!
• Re-cycling aluminium into new forms only requires 5% of the energy that originally produced it.
• All manufactured aluminium is effectively a stored energy bank for future generations.
• Aluminium is only 1/3rd the weight of steel.
• Aluminium’s surface has a self generating and repairing oxide coating which makes it corrosion resistant and therefore less expensive to maintain than steel and other corrodible metals.

Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions with ‘invisible’ fixing solutions. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

Follow us on Twitter @Gooding_Alum

Gooding Aluminium regularly receive valuable feedback from those that have used our Aluminium products as part of a project. These contributions allow GA to gauge customer satisfaction and to continually strive to deliver a service that really is second to none.

To capture feedback from those that have specified products from the range, GA recently launched a 60 second survey which can be found here. Gooding Aluminium welcomes feedback from customers and specifiers, all of which is used to maintain our excellent service. To take the brief survey, please click here.

The Gooding Aluminium ethos is to offer best value by providing the very highest standards of customer service linked with technically advanced production and processing methods. The range is extremely diverse and can be used for a multitude of applications. Examples of the GA products in situ can be seen within the range of case studies and project gallery.

These projects include variations of Aluminium Profiles, Aluminium Sheet, Aluminium Extrusions and bespoke aluminium products that have been specifically made to order.

Gooding Aluminium are keen to demonstrate the many adaptations where the GA range has been used innovatively. If you have previously specified Gooding’s Aluminium products and would like to showcase the project in the form of a case study, please contact the team and feel free to leave your feedback here.

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Gooding Aluminium are a national and international supplier of a wide range of high quality aluminium sheets, aluminium profiles and aluminium extrusions with a range of finishes. For more information about bespoke or ready made aluminium products, subscribe by RSS, or by Email or visit our main site at www.goodingalum.com

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