The Students Union at Newcastle University was having a refurbishment . This was to
take place in a 180-year-old listed building, and needed to be both
visually appealing and durable.
Hi Macs Solid Surface Solution
James Latham's solid surface material, LG HI-MACS®,
was the ideal solution for this project. This is because some of
the key benefits of Hi Macs is it is highly
durable, but also extremely versatile.
Although it is as robust as stone, the material can be modified in
the same manner as wood using tools. This is just what was needed
for this project, and so 400 sheets of Hi Macs solid surface
material were provided.
Over 40 columns, including four which were
6m tall and spanning two floors of the main bar area, were created
HI-MACS®. They also
constructed two bars, including the main
acrylic bar top which incorporates a feature island, plus two, 2.5m
tall circular seating areas from HI-MACS®.
The outcome of the prestigious project was that it was highly
successful. The project gainedFaulkner Browns top prizein the
Education Interior Design Award category at the National Mixology
North Awards, and they also won Design Practice of the Year.
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