The Exchange, Colworth Park
Educational case study, ComFlor®
The Exchange at Colworth Science Park is a new state-of-the-art centre, offering laboratory and office space at an established scientific research location.
Located nine miles north of Bedford and set in over 100 acres of beautiful parkland, Colworth Science Park is an established location for scientific excellence in commercial research and development. Incorporating over 25,000 sq.ft. of flexible laboratory and office space, the complex is an ideal location for board meetings, team briefings, product launches, sales seminars, training courses and client meetings.
Individual serviced offices and laboratories are available with a selection of size and fit-out options, including fully fitted wet and dry labs, office and write-up space. Café Connect, The Exchange’s own restaurant, offers fresh and healthy all-day catering and an ideal venue for relaxing, meeting or entertaining.
The three main units at The Exchange feature 3,800m² of ComFlor® 225 in 6.5 metre lengths, installed by Composite Profiles UK Ltd. ComFlor® 225 deck is a state of the art cold formed profile design offering fully optimised composite and load carrying characteristics. The re-entrant section to the top flange of the profile enhances composite action and offers easy services attachment. It also provides up to a two hour fire rating with an unprotected soffit.
The project also features a small amount, about 600m², of ComFlor® 60 on one hub of the building. ComFlor® 60 offers the ultimate in lightweight steel decking for all multi-rise buildings. It combines exceptional spanning capabilities with reduced concrete usage to provide a cost-effective and attractive floor solution that’s easy to install.