Control Room Furniture for Rutherford Appleton Laboratories
Thinking Space has recently installed new control room furniture for the ISIS scientific facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratories at the Harwell Oxford campus. The existing control room was in desperate need of refurbishment after 32 years of use, with outdated 2-tier fully enclosed control consoles. ISIS Duty Officer, Neal Grafton, wanted to update the 24/7 environment to make the room more aesthetically pleasing whilst incorporating ergonomic design.
“There were several control desk companies considered but Thinking Space design, manufacturing process and materials suited our needs best. Thinking Space personnel were very courteous, knowledgeable and friendly from their first visit. They listened and noted the specific needs for our refurbishment and used their years of control desk experience and expertise to suggest design changes and improvements thus providing an aesthetic and ergonomic solution” explained Neal.
Thinking Space designed three large L-shaped control desks; a main control desk with a built-in media wall at the rear, to mount the multitude of flat screens required. A separate Duty Officer desk and ancillary workstation was also created.
Now complete, the ISIS teams who occupy the control room 24/7 enjoy the new working conditions along with project Physicists and Engineers have all praised the change.
“The old control room was in place for 32 years so the replacement had to be right for everyone and Thinking Space delivered an excellent product creating a refreshing up to date environment” praised Neal.
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