The Catalyst Building, Staffordshire University

The Catalyst Building, Staffordshire University

Customer: Vinci Construction UK Location: Stoke-on-Trent

Project Name: The Catalyst Building, Staffordshire University 
Location: Stoke on Trent
Client: Vinci Construction Ltd
Products Used: Holgate Table, Holgate Bench, Ecoside Bin, Wall Mounted Ashtray.

Bailey Streetscene supplies seating and waste collection units to the state-of-the-art Catalyst building at Staffordshire University, in Stoke on Trent.

The Catalyst Building opened in 2022 and serves as the University's main hub for learning, research, and entrepreneurship. Home to a range of facilities, including modern classrooms, lecture theatres, meeting rooms, and study spaces. It brings together social, study, teaching and support functions as well as delivering events space, community space, food outlets and more.

Bailey Streetscene worked alongside the client Vinci Construction Ltd to deliver a multifunctional and accessible social space at the entrance to the new building. Among the products chosen were the Holgate table and bench which have been modified to incorporate an extended tabletop to improve accessibility for wheelchair users. The Holgate range features galvanised and black powder-coated legs with durable Sapele beams creating a sleek and modern design with clean lines and a minimalist aesthetic that complement the new facility. 

Ecoside Litter Bins supplied in matching black powder-coating, ensure the space is clean and tidy. The Ecoside Bin is a product from Artform Urban Furniture and offers a functional and sustainable solution for waste collection in public spaces, with a unique and contemporary design and a range of customisable features to suit different requirements. The bin is designed for easy maintenance and cleaning, with a removable internal liner and a lockable front access door making it ideal for high-footfall areas. 

Final additions to the project are wall-mounted cigarette bins that feature an elegant design that have been positioned on the red brick columns. The cigarette bins are constructed from brushed Aluminium for durability and house a good capacity of 2 litres. 

The project delivers an inviting external space that matches that of the interior of the Catalyst building and Staffordshire University's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and providing world-class facilities for its students, researchers, and entrepreneurs.