Planet Partitioning, the UK’s largest independent partitioning specialist, has supplied a substantial quantity of frameless single-glazed partitioning and feature Barrisol ceilings to the newly-built Ferrari and Maserati car showroom in Swindon. Completed in June 2012, the Dick Lovett Sporting Ltd dealership provides a new luxurious flagship for the two prestigious marques and is one of the largest in Europe.
Partitioning, sliding and hinged doors, bespoke glazed office screens and atrium glazing are all manufactured by Planet with black-tinted toughened glass laminated with Optiwhite low iron glass to provide a sleek, sophisticated and harmonious design scheme. The black tinting provides a functional degree of privacy for the meeting rooms and offices, while the acoustic 37 Rw (dB) performance also ensures low ambient noise levels.
Planet was also able to fulfil custom requests including a large S-curve which forms part of the continuous atrium glazing on the first floor looking down onto the main showroom. A bespoke double-curved, back-painted and sandblasted glazed screen was constructed on the ground floor to mirror the atrium glazing above forming the main customer reception desk area, with an adjacent clear glazed back-lit large feature screen which carries a striking manifestation image of a Ferrari F1 racing car.
Barrisol ceilings were supplied and installed by Planet for the main showroom, the lines of which are followed by the arrangement of the exquisite performance cars on display below.
Planet worked closely throughout the project with NC Architects, Square One Construction and Dick Lovett in order to ensure that this huge new investment with extensive customer facilities was delivered successfully on time and on budget.