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Bournemouth University Gateway Building

Bournemouth University Gateway Building, and more precisely TAC Projects, receive a Helping Hand thanks to the Downer Subframe Helping Hand System –  DCS031.

This standout Downer Framing project demonstrates the versatility of our Downer rainscreen subframe system. We’re often thrilled to see the diversity and creative applications of our precision engineered framing systems. BUGB is one such example.

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset

Architect & Designer: Atkins Global

Principle Contractor: Kier Construction


Facade panels: Sotech Architectural Facade Systems

Building Sector: Education

Downer Rainscreen Subframe System – DCS031 HELPING HAND System

Thank you to our client TAC Projects for the opportunity to work on this impressive education sector project with the supply of DCS031 Helping Hand System and also for sharing these superb images. You can see and read more on our client’s website too.

‘The Bournemouth University Gateway Building is the new home for the faculty of health and social sciences at Bournemouth University and stands at the entrance to Bournemouth opposite the main railway station and ahead of the young and vibrant student area.’

Our client, TAC Projects were responsible for the entire implementation and installation:

We managed to deliver this impressive rainscreen facade which had been arranged with 3 different coloured Sotech panels to create a balanced random pattern. The glittering gold, silver and bronze anodised finish was developed with the architect to deliver a practical and economic solution.

Thank you for the kind words:

‘The support that the Downer framing support team offers is really something we’ve come to admire and trust in. Calculations are always dealt with speedily and we always know if there are any delays – they are true to the word. And the system itself is quick and easy to install.’ Steve Reed, TAC Projects

Take a look at our Downer rainscreen subframe Helping Hand system, DCS031, here: 

Images courtesy of TAC Projects.