Additional Teaching Area for North Glasgow College.
The new North Glasgow College is an award-winning building designed by the same team that designed the Scottish parliament building. The college has some large open areas with atrium spaces however, they soon required more teaching areas as the college looked to expand. The new machine tool training room pictured had lots of available headroom above but no way to access the area even if a mezzanine floor was constructed above.
Top Level Systems were called in to offer our expert advice. We discovered that the fire corridor, which provided access to the machine room area at ground floor also had a high ceiling. This enabled us to construct a fire corridor on the upper level which connected to the existing first floor level of the college.
The project involved a 250m² Q-Dek mezzanine floor and platform to form an upper corridor. We formed new fire doors on the upper level to provide access. The mezzanine floor was also required to be one-hour fire rated above and below and our scope of work also included the lighting & emergency lighting. All of this was carried out during a week’s holiday in October and the Q-Dek mezzanine floor was designed so that all support columns were not interfering with the machines. Top Level Systems provided a cost-effective solution, further showcasing how you can make the most out of available headroom space.
Before: Large open areas with atrium spaces.
After: New area created giving over 200m of additional classroom space.
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