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Case Studies

Manchester University

'Unsurprisingly the feedback we are getting about AGLC from everyone at the University is incredibly positive! However, most importantly, the students absolutely love it. On the first days of opening the speed gates recorded 2,735 entrances by 2,174 unique users. Those numbers are now up to 4,000 unique users so it looks like word is getting around quickly.'

Mark Valentine, Project Leader, Manchester University

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Brief

The Alan Gilbert Learning Commons is a state-of-the-art 21st century learning environment at the University of Manchester. The landmark building was designed to encourage study in a stimulating and comfortable environment that is available to students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Solution

FG technology worked closely with Broadstock Office Furniture Ltd. to deliver a technology solution that meets the requirements of; space optimisation, invisible cable management with full user connectivity and IT hardware security.

All of the desking units, plus a large quantity of soft seating and refectory furniture, were fitted with the FG technology PC remote controls. This remote unit replicates all the standard controls of a CPU tower and can be fitted directly into worksurfaces, allowing the tower to be installed securely and safely anywhere within a radius of 20 metres.

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