Gresham Office Furniture was awarded the project to completely furnish the New School of Business and Technology for The University of Gloucestershire, Oxstalls Campus in Longelevens.
As part of a £20m development, the new building is used for a number of purposes: As the Business School, it is part of the University and is expected to bring an additional 2000 students to the University. It contains all the necessary educational facilities. There are Teaching areas, both for large and small groups, with quiet areas which are conducive to solo study, a number of leisure and relaxation areas, Administration offices, as well as a spacious cafeteria.
The aim of the School is to inspire students to be active participants in business, rather than observers, by providing a shared space for academics, students and enterprise, where everyone can learn from everybody else.
Gresham supplied samples of the furniture to the University and their representatives visited the Gresham showroom at their state-of-the-art 200,000 sq.ft. facility close to the motorway in Bolton to view and evaluate the furniture in more detail before making their final decisions. The products selected include Platinum Mesh, Adlington Mesh, Take Up Booth, Moment Table, Believe Table, Betsy, Oli, Alvier Sled, Moons and Rounds and Bespoke.
They felt that it was important for the University representatives to see the Gresham facility so they would be given the peace of mind that their furniture would be supplied by a ‘True UK Manufacturer’ – a title Gresham are proud of.
Gresham also provided a full Planning Service, with full input from the University, Architect and Ian Gough. The in-house Design and Graphics Department produced a number of 2D CAD plans, to show the proposed layouts, mood boards etc, and 3D renders illustrating what the chosen furniture wold look like in situ. For this stage of the process, the team used the latest software including AutoCAD Architecture 2018, 3DStudioMAX 2018 and SolidWorks.
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