Flooring in education - Junckers
A FEAT of architectural innovation, Storey’s Field Centre & Nursery by architects MUMA has won multiple awards, including Riba East Building of the Year, the regional Sustainability Award, Architect’s Journal ‘Design of the Year’, a shortlisting for the Stirling Prize as well as top prize at the 2018 Wood Awards. Said to be built with sustainable, high quality materials, the building features nearly 400sq m Junckers Oak Classic flooring.
The new facility serves the community on the North West Cambridge Development, with a nursery school for 100 children and a large community hall complete with acoustics that can be adjusted to cater for a multitude of events.
The large, triple-height space in the hall is realised in wood, where the tones of the timber gradually lighten from the floor upwards. A sprung floor utilising Junckers’ 22mm Oak Classic flooring was installed over underfloor heating, derived from the district’s own combined heat and power plant. Suitable for use in a large public space, Junckers’ solid wood flooring is said to be durable and easy to maintain, as well as FSC- and PEFC-certified, ‘contributing towards the building’s environmentally sustainable profile’.
The flooring contractor was Capital Floors.