Wilton Carpets Commercial worked extremely closely with contractor Kendal Quality Carpets to ensure that the design created by property design specialist, NPS Leeds, was realised with exceptional accuracy. While apparently a relatively simple carpet design, replicating the original stone floor discovered in photographs of the original state of the building, the reality required exact calculations and meticulous manufacturing to accommodate the building’s large proportions and architectural features.
Working with the interior architecture of the building, including the large columns of the ground floor, along with the grand staircase and its landing with mayoral chambers at opposing ends, required several site visits before the design could be realised in carpet. With single uninterrupted runs of up to 30metres and with widths of seven-metres or more, any planning or production error would have huge consequences.
“The sheer scale and layout of Leeds Civic Hall meant we had to be exceptionally precise with every aspect of planning and manufacturing, as well as the eventual installation, and so we made several site visits to ensure we had every single measurement exact before producing the design through our in-house CAD team. With numerous measurements down to millimetres, the eventual plan seemed more like engineering drawings than those generally produced for a carpet installation. The scale of this installation has really pushed every party to excel and test new levels of precision in carpet planning, production and installation.”
Photography by Adam Coupe