After standing vacant for some years, the Tower Gardens Pavilion in Skegness has been completely refurbished to create a multi-use council facility. Delivering flexibility to the main hall, partitioning expert Style was contracted to install a Dorma Hüppe Variflex moveable wall, successfully creating one large and one smaller room that can accommodate two events running concurrently.
A sustainable and cost-effective option, the Variflex carries an environmental product declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804. In addition, its elements are manufactured separately to the frame, which means only the panel facings need to be changed in the future, to match a new interior décor for example, or if one becomes damaged or scuffed.
Over the years the Tower Gardens Pavilion has been used as an auction house, a flag manufacturer and an American diner and pub. From 2007 it stood mainly empty until 2019 when ELDC (East Lindsey District Council) transferred the site to Skegness Town Council and a £1.5m construction project began to create a hall, a cafe, a full ’changing places’ disability toilet suite, and an office for the Town Council.
As part of the plan, Skegness Town Council wanted the main hall to be able to accommodate different sized events and meetings, making best use of the space and maximising any room rental income.
Working with GF Tomlinson Building Limited, and Core Architects, Style recommended the versatile Dorma Hüppe Variflex moveable wall as the most practical solution.
Mike Fine, Style’s director for the Midlands said, “This moveable wall installation will enable the council to host multiple events thanks to the flexibility it provides, and the privacy delivered from its 55dB Rw acoustic integrity.
“The pearl grey finish perfectly suits the interior design of the room while providing a light, welcoming and modern environment to the hall. It was a pleasure to be specified on a project that will reinvigorate an iconic building in this famous seaside town.”