Aston Martin Red Bull Racing is a leading Formula One racing team, with multiple race victories and four-time drivers & constructors, World Championship winner. Based in Milton Keynes and owned by Austrian soft drinks giant, Red Bull GmbH; they are the 6th most successful team in Formula One history yet have achieved this accolade in under 15yrs.
MIDDAS were approached by the Aston Martin Red Bull Racing facilities team to provide a wall system to divide a newly acquired building on their Milton Keynes campus for their proposed new visitor & hospitality center. The walls would need to provide 60-minute fire rating, high noise reduction and have different finishes on opposing sides. The building apex stood at 6m with complex lattice trusses running opposite to the proposed walls.
Using the 200mm variant of the high-performance, M100 system, MIDDAS were able to give Aston Martin Red Bull Racing assurance that the proposed wall system would not only meet their fire & acoustic requirements, but also compliment the building structure and technological surroundings. MIDDAS were able to demonstrate similar wall installations at the recently completed Jaguar Land Rover project in Wolverhampton, giving comfort to the Red Bull team who were able to see the quality of finish but also witness the high acoustic performance of the system. A further request was to have each side of the wall in a different colour, matt black to the visitor center side and white to the production side. The inherent flexibility of the MIDDAS M100 bi-panel system made this a simple request.