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.
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
A perennial favourite, Maya?s universal appeal lies in its in its
populist international style and ergonomic performance characteristics.
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."
Issued in May 2007 on behalf of VERCO Office Furniture Ltd
by pmpr BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS
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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
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