Newport University

United Kingdom

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Located in a regeneration area of the Welsh town of Newport, and on a very tight urban site, The University of Wales Newport Campus is home to a Business School, School of Art, Media & Design and houses library, workshops and flexible studios. The brief was to create a new learning quarter with the city centre, providing an inspirational place for learning, foster physical links between the water and the city centre and reinvigorate the city’s waterfront.

Key Achievements

BREEAM Excellent rating RIBA 2011 Award winner Close collaboration with the architect and project design team from the early stages, providing a full specification pack with details on British Gypsum systems. On-site technical support to Willmott Dixon and Topfix Interiors.

Key Challenges

The classroom walls had to be robust and durable. There was a high sound performance requirement, particularly for teaching areas and a high requirement for fire protection and meeting environmental standards.


Building owner: Newport University
Architect: BDP
Main contractor: Willmott Dixon
Photographer: Steve Baker
Saint-Gobain Team: Graham Lloyd, Simon Rutty

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Topfix Interiors

Topfix Interiors are a well established suspended ceilings and partition installation contractor with over 20 years experience, working nationwide. The are fully conversant with all suspended ceilings systems, partition systems, demountable partitioning, SFS, insulated render, rain screen cladding, hygienic wall lining, dry lining, acoustic lining, fire barrier installation and plastering, They work on any size contract from small repairs to major installations.