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Verco Office Furniture

Seat of learning

Task and operator seating from the extensive VERCO range has been specified for a striking new ?23m state-of-the art learning and teaching support facility for the University of Sheffield.

Designed by London architects, RMJM and project-managed by Turner & Townsend, Sheffield?s Information Commons is a six-floor structure offering over 1300 study spaces.

Verco furniture and University of Sheffield

A ?500,000 furniture specification project for the site was carried out over an eight-month period by Macclesfield-based Broadstock Office Furniture, which sourced task seating from VERCO?s Maya range.

A specialist in planning and managing large scale projects, Broadstock commissioned bespoke furnishing needs from its in-house manufacturing facility in addition to sourcing unitary elements such as high bar stools, study chairs, desking and informal tables from top market providers.

A perennial favourite, Maya?s universal appeal lies in its in its populist international style and ergonomic performance characteristics.

Verco furniture and University of Sheffield

The range offers a choice of two back heights and three mechanisms: synchronised, permanent contact back and back rake adjustment.

Back height adjustment is provided by means of a ratchet mechanism while the armrests feature a ?soft feel? insert for additional comfort, which is carried through to the adjustment levers.

Broadstock?s space planning capabilities produced an uncluttered environment designed to support study and the company overall demonstrated its ability to work to meet deadlines.

Matt Cartwright, senior architect at RMJM Architects, said: "Broadstock quickly gained an understanding of our concept for the interior and used all their marketplace expertise to present a detailed solution that?s faithful to our vision."

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Issued in May 2007 on behalf of VERCO Office Furniture Ltd

by pmpr BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS

Media contact: Peter Muir tel + 44 (0) 1296 715228

fax + 44 (0)1296 715486

email verconews@pmpr.co.uk

Sales contact: Chris Riley tel + 44 (0) 1494 448000

fax + 44 (0)1494 464216

email chrisriley@verco.co.uk

Editor Note:

Founded by the Vere family in 1912, and in family ownership to this day, VERCO Office Furniture is one of the UK's best known workplace furniture providers. The company operates from a wholly-owned 440,000 sq ft manufacturing facility in High Wycombe, where it makes a wide range of seating, desking and storage designs for all types of modern workplace environment.

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