Motoring Ahead - Style Partition
November 2019

Motoring Ahead
November 2019

After a £2m refurbishment programme, the British Motor Museum recently opened its stunning new hospitality and event facilities. A showcase area, the Sky Suite is located on the top floor and boasts a magnificent panoramic view over the Warwickshire countryside.

Delivering flexibility to the space, partitioning expert Style, was contracted to install two Dorma Hüppe Variflex semi-automatic, glazed moveable walls. Allowing the area to be quickly adapted to meet the needs of the day, the toughened glass panels are manually manoeuvred along a whisper-quiet tracking system. Once in place, powerful seals automatically expand to exactly the required pressure to ensure optimum acoustic integrity between the divided areas.
The Motor Museum can maximise revenue from hosting a wide range of events, by either using the entire 360m² floor space for large gatherings or dividing it up into several, separate rooms for smaller events.

The British Motor Museum is home to the world’s largest collection of historic British cars, possessing nearly 300 vehicles in its collection which span the classic, vintage and veteran eras. Visually impressive, the Sky Suite features unique rooftop balconies whilst the interior is flooded with natural daylight, making it perfect for conferences, award ceremonies, dinners and special events for up to 250 delegates.

Style worked directly with the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust to deliver the best moveable wall solution to complement the bright and airy design, as well as create flexible space.

“There was a real desire for flexibility, light, a feel of space and a sense of panache with this installation,” said Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands.

“The Variflex is a superb glazed, acoustic moveable wall and the client was delighted with the 47dB Rw acoustic integrity. The two toughened glass partitions deliver the required sound privacy whilst maintaining the openness of the suite.”

Style is the exclusive UK partner to Dorma Hüppe, Skyfold and SWG, enabling architects, specifiers, contractors and end-user clients to benefit from an extensive portfolio of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic solid and glazed moveable walls for any requirement or budget.