First impressions count, which led to Amtico Signature being used throughout The Cotgrave Hub – a brand new, state-of the-art building located in the heart of the borough of Rushcliffe.
Part of an extensive redevelopment of the local area, the multipurpose facility brings together GP services, a pharmacy, the community voluntary service, a library and Nottinghamshire Police all under the same roof.
In order to connect these different amenities together, Amtico’s LVT was used to create different zones and walkways to direct visitors and aid wayfinding.
Amtico Signature was chosen by chartered architects West Hart Partnership Ltd to form walkways throughout the entrance and reception area, reflecting the design of straight lines used in the interior lighting, as well as the aesthetic of the building itself. Different types of flooring products – a mixture of wood, stones and abstracts – were then used to zone separate areas off, in a palette of fairly neutral colours.
Alchemy Atmosphere was used throughout the reception area, due to its high specification credentials and ability to create an unexpected, yet eye-catching design. A walkway made from Cumbrian Slate then runs across from the main reception desk into the GP’s surgery and the library, effectively linking each area together.
Amtico is a premium product that provided the project with an enhanced design option, linking the entranceway fantastically well with all its finishes. Although we had considered it for a number of projects previously, this was the first time we actually used it – and the results were impressive. The high specification flooring allowed us to create something different, while still meeting the needs of the multipurpose building, successfully bringing a multitude of services together. In particular, the use of Cumbrian Slate resulted in a ‘coal seam’ effect, which was apt, considering Rushcliffe’s mining history, so added a little reference to the area’s heritage as part of the overall design.
Jake Alexander, Technical Director
West Hart Partnership Ltd (Chartered Architects)