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Contour provides HVAC casings for prestigious £26m Cambridge research facility

Contractors in charge of a pioneering £26 million research facility at Cambridge University have turned to Contour for the production of bespoke casings for a natural vent system.
As a leading designer and manufacturer of guards and casings, with a reputation for innovation, Contour was selected to deliver 300 metres of wall-to-wall low-line casings for the natural vent systems for the prestigious Maxwell Centre.

SDC Builders Ltd, which was commissioned by architects BDP to build the prestigious Centre, a world-leading facility for research and industrial partnerships in the physical sciences, was impressed by Contour’s ability to adapt its existing products to create a tailor-made system that met its exact needs.


By using its slimline DeepClean radiator guard design as a basis for the fit-out project, Contour’s designers  drew up a series of changes to meet SDC’s specifications. The aesthetically appealing and low maintenance casings, ideal for high traffic areas and designed to enable easy cleaning and maintenance, were finished in satin black with horizontal grilles and black locks to match.

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