CG Reynolds were initially engaged in this project to carry out the design & build of an SFS tunnel linking Hall 8 at the NEC to the Genting Arena. The tunnel travels through the Bear Grylls Adventure, to ensure segregation. Further to this, we were also we were given the contract to install the main Partitions & Ceilings packages throughout the project.
The initial works were to design, supply & install load bearing SFS Metsec walls, with Metsec Lattice Beams. These were installed horizontally to create both a roof for the corridor & a platform for an assault course within the Bear Grylls Adventure, with no additional secondary steel. This involved us producing drawings & calculations for the clients approval based upon the loadings provided by the designer & consequently installing both the walls & beams from these drawings. To ensure this could be used as a fire escape corridor, CGR also installed a BG partitions & ceilings system, with fire-breaks as per the fire-strategy drawings. The main challenge for this package was to install the system on a live site environment with no cranes & working around other trades – namely the concrete frame contractor, whose in-situ concrete scuba diving tank we were interfacing with.
Subsequently, CGR were also awarded the installation only partitions & ceilings package. This involved further Metsec to form climbing walls & also partitions on top of the load bearing SFS for the assault course. As part of this package, we successfully built load bearing timber partitions & timber joists to create mezzanine levels. We also installed Posi-Joists to some of the timber walls.