City Academy -Willesden

City Academy Willesden

Boflex at the Capital City Academy in Willesden, designed by Foster and Partners

A Boflex sports floor has been installed at the prestigious new Capital City Academy in Willesden, the high profile specialist sports school designed by Foster and Partners and officially opened by Tony Blair in 2004.

A total of 1300m² of Boflex Oak was fitted at the school in the sports hall, theatre and dance studio. Its high load bearing capability meant that no further reinforcement was required to cope with the bleacher retractable seating system installed in the theatre. The architects were also confident that the stability of the advanced joining system would not be compromised by the underfloor heating in the sports hall.

Boflex key benefits

  • Progressive shock absorption
  • Almost impossible to overload
  • High-level performance
  • Finished floor height 28mm

Boflex carries the unique combination of a built-in shock absorption material and a stable construction that can withstand almost unlimited loads. This makes the floor system ideal for venues with multi-purpose usage (schools for examples) and large arenas. The uniform performance suits children as well as adults, with good bounce and friction. Even after twenty years, Boflex performs as day one.

Tests conducted by SINTEF (formerly The Norwegian Building Research Institute) shows that Boflex surpasses all its rivals and performs exceptionally well when being used by children and adults protecting body joints from shocks.

Boflex offers flexibility to accommodate your needs. Due to its extremely low building height, it is well suited for renovation purposes. The floor system is suitable with underfloor heating, for rolling loads and allows both hardwood and elastic surfaces (Boflex Champion).

Tests show that the system can withstand an almost unlimited load, due to the special built-in foam under-structure that can never be compresses more than 50% making the system suitable for tackling the heavy weight grandstands.

Boflex must be installed on an even and selfsupporting sub-floor, or on top of an existing floor.