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Brief

A large refurbishment project of a historic building encompassing several events spaces.

Brief

A large refurbishment project of a historic building encompassing several events spaces.

BAWA Leisure, Filton, Bristol

Artworks were delighted to transform this multi-functional facility for the Bristol Aerospace Welfare Association. Steeped in history, what started out as a sporting facility is now host to weddings and concerts, corporate events and more. Working with interior architects Wydle IA as one of their trusted suppliers, the project was such a success it was nominated for a Bristol Property Award.

Alto baffles

From an interior that was dated and well-worn, the project refreshed and linked rooms such as the Concorde and Ball Room, right through to the reception. A bold, blue colour-scheme ran through hundreds of linear meters of shaker-style panelling that we built, sprayed and installed on site. Hundreds of Alto baffles dampened any echoes and our external wayfinding provided visitor guidance.

We work alongside Artworks Solutions to implement artwork, signage and acoustic elements throughout our projects. Here at our project for BAWA Leisure a universally interchangeable tile system was introduced with Acoustics Tiles for added décor along with solutions to sound reverberation.

BAWA leisure

Fabric walling system

Working hand in hand with several other trades on site, an installation taking place during lockdown had its challenges! Despite this, we were proud to deliver a vast quantity of treatments, including linear acoustic ceiling rafts in the Concorde Room that incorporated the lighting. In celebration of their heritage, we produced a timeline using images from their story to guide visitors through the different areas. The 40+ linear meters of fabric walling we provided in the ballroom worked seamlessly with the Art Deco style.

Thanks to the whole team for your hard work and vision!! It is looking amazing and we cannot wait to show it off to our members and hosting some fantastic weddings and conferences in the future… when we can!!

Andy Eustace
Finance Manager
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