A new entertainment hub had a bold and striking creative design brief. The Vtec Team swung into action, by providing beautiful feature beams created using our MaxiBeam system to add to its uniqueness and modernity. The new leisure centre located in North of England was being developed with an aim to bring excitement to family entertainment that encouraged playfulness and happiness.
The colourful design spec incorporated a mixture of 90’s trends blended with 60’s retro vibes. The colour scheme is a hark back to the nostalgia of 90’s and 00’s millennium energy with its neon pinks, bright turquoises and metallics. This was offset by complimentary bright reds and greens in the various gaming zones.
Playful circular and triangular shapes are used throughout the interiors acting as graphical elements, as a homage to all the fun that is mini golf! With such meticulous attention to curating the space, this was extended to the suspended ceiling design. Vtec were specified for creating this ceiling with our MaxiBeam System. This was the perfect choice to use in these areas for a few important reasons:
The majority of the MaxiBeams were manufactured in a crisp white FR Grade laminate, which contrasted wonderfully with the perimeter beams, which were finished in a Class 0 FR Lacquer finish colour-matched to the client’s corporate logo. Due to the creative shapes, the design was modelled in 3D with careful attention to the integrated lighting that complimented the MaxiBeam ceiling design. The lights could not clash with the ceiling beams, so the Vtec CAD Team worked with the Lighting Contractors to ensure integration was seamless and easy.
During the 3D Modelling process, every single beam was taken into consideration along with their positioning and angle. Accuracy was important, both in the drawings and site dimensions for precise manufacturing.
After the fabrication of the beams, the Production Team went through a rigorous process of laying it out in the factory to ensure everything connected easily and perfectly. This was an important step in the manufacturing process to eliminate any issues for the installers at the production stage.