Cutting edge design for leading UK university

New glazing for Loughborough University design studios


Loughborough University


Loughborough University, Loughborough


Since 2016

Loughborough University is considered to be one of the top universities in the UK, with leading specialisms in sports, engineering and design.

The Design department is located on campus in a £21 million facility opened in 2011, but as the space evolves, re-tasking of areas and spaces is required. With such a new building it is important that these material changes are done to best match the building and environment.

Project Parameters

  • Within budget
  • Project completed outside of term time
  • Works carried out in line with Health and Safety CDM regulations

Having already established a strong working relationship with Loughborough University, we were delighted to have the chance to work with them again on this exciting project.

The challenge was to separate the Studios from the main open plan atrium to improve the acoustics and provide a quiet working space without losing the existing open feel to the office. This needed to be managed carefully to minimise the impact to the high number of staff and students who use the facility each day, primarily during term time.

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Company Image installed a frameless glazed partition on the first floor to screen off the Mac lab. This presents a creative first impression for visitors which ties in with other areas within the building.

On the second floor, an aluminium framed screen was installed with mechanically driven top opening lights which interfaces with the automated Building Management System (BMS).

Time management and keeping disruption to a minimum were both key in working with Loughborough University. We began work during the summer vacation, over a period of five weeks. As a result, the new screen was in place in advance of students arriving in September. The scaffolding which was required to put the screen in place was erected and taken down within a week… A key goal for our effective team!

The end result is a space which both keeps Loughborough University Design School’s visual appeal and enables the students to continue producing quality work, all within an open and collaborative environment.

Services Provided

  • Glazed screens and doors

“During the summer of 2017 Company Image Commercial Interiors Ltd installed a glazed screen on the first floor of the Loughborough University Design School building.
The planning and communication exhibited by Company Image prior to, during and after commissioning helped to ensure that the whole project was delivered on time and within budget.
All the representatives from the company and associated contractors (that I dealt with) were very professional and the quality of the work was very high.
The finished screen provides enhanced aesthetic appearance that ties in with other areas within the building, whilst the acoustic performance of the area has also been improved.
Positive feedback has also been received by stakeholders including staff, students and visitors.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Company Image Interiors Ltd for other similar projects in the future.”

Craig Brown

Senior Technical officer LDS

Our Process

From initial meeting to client handover, every stage of your project is delivered using over 30 years' expertise and experience

Site Visit


On our visit we will assess your existing space. We take the time to listen and understand your specific needs, helping us to set a tailored brief.

Planning Stages


After taking measurements, we’ll agree a plan with you, zoning out each area. You’ll receive bespoke ideas with a focus on detail.

Concept Ideas


Our auto-cad engineer will draw up a plan with the agreed layout. Once tailored fixtures and furniture have been selected, we’ll provide you with a 360° visual walk through of your space.

Fit Out


Our in-house workers and extended family are fully qualified, complying with Health and Safety regulations to ensure a safe transformation of your space. You’ll receive weekly updates from the initial strip out all the way to commercial cleaning. Our care and attention means you’ll be left with no dust on sills!

Client Handover


Our seamless handover ensures complete client satisfaction. We’ll provide an operations manual and full project file to equip you, as well as delivering on-going help and advice.

01Site Visit

02Planning Stage

03Concept Ideas

04Fit Out

05Client Handover

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