M Shed: HAG’s role in an award-winning construction

M shed

M shed

The Bristol museum M-Shed has won an award for the quality of its construction, which includes roller shutters and industrial doors from HAG. We’re delighted for main contractor BAM and architects LAB who together made this a building worth recognising.

Why is M-Shed an award-winner?

Local Authority Building Control, the body tasked with promoting the design and construction of buildings with a high degree of safety, accessibility and environmental efficiency – decided that M-Shed deserved a Bristol Building Excellence Award in the ‘Community Building’ category. This win at a local level also puts M-Shed forward for an award at the regional level, which will be judged in June.

The award recognises not only the quality of design, but also the quality of workmanship. M-Shed has transformed a former transit shed built in the 1950s and located on the southern edge of Bristol’s historic harbourside. Since its opening in the summer of 2011 it has become one of the region’s foremost museums and visitors attractions.

The part played by HAG

In partnership with the main contractor, HAG installed 8 doors of different types from our portfolio. This includes roller shutters, fire shutters and Seceuroguard trellis doors.

Most of these products are from our standard range, which although not a fully bespoke product are nevertheless manufactured to order and custom fitted for the opening. However, one feature of the building did require special attention. The grille that helps secure the bookshop needed to follow a curving track. For this, we fitted an Ali Glyde horizontal sliding security grille. Its lightweight aluminium construction and clever design allows the grille to glide open and closed as it follows the contour of the bookshop perimeter.

And that hints at one of the qualities that makes M-Shed an award-winning building. Although from outside appearance it’s as square as a shoebox, inside the walls are set at curves and angles to create desire to wander about in there.

Our congratulations go out to BAM construction and LAB architects. If you would like to explore sliding door and security shutter solutions for a building you are responsible for, please contact our experienced team on 0117 965 4888.

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