Better feedback at management centre
Tufted and woven carpets from Wilton Carpets Commercial now adorn the bedrooms and corridors of accommodation facilities at the Cranfield Management Development Centre, regarded as one of the best conference centres in the country.
Following on from its previous installation of woven axminster in the corridors of another building within the Cranfield site, Wilton Carpets Commercial was asked to tender for the replacement of the corridor carpet of the hotel accommodation, which often provides rest and working facilities for top executives in its 186 bedrooms.
For the heavy-duty requirements of corridors, designs from the FastTrack axminster collection were specified in a durable nine-row construction and in a high performance 80% wool 20% nylon mix. Available in just 28 days, these axminster woven carpets were a fast and affordable way for Cranfield to achieve a more individual look to the corridors.
Originally specifying a polypropylene fibre for the bedrooms, Cranfield Management Development Centre instead selected the appearance retention and performance benefits of tufted wool-rich carpet preferring the design and quality offered by Wilton Carpets. A total of 1,500 square metres of 42oz weight carpet were installed within bedrooms.
Cranfield Conference Centre chose re-coloured Filament and Parallel designs from the FastTrack collection for the 600 square metres of corridors, while in the bedrooms the tufted bespoke linear stripe utilised a shared colour palette to create a sense of continuity throughout the building. Cranfield Management Development Centre, comments:
“At Cranfield Conference Centre we always strive to create a home away from home and each of our bedrooms has been designed to support the needs of the business executive, offering comfort and quality. In our recent refurbishment we wanted a carpet design that would complement the retro feel to impress, but not overwhelm our guests.”
Wilton Carpet Commercial’s manufacturing and design flexibility allowed Cranfield Management Development Centre to tailor a solution that would answer their requirements in a high performance blend of 80% wool and 20% nylon throughout corridors and bedrooms. Using a single supplier meant it was also possible for Cranfield to develop a perfectly coordinated colour scheme in harmony with the interior. Manufactured in the UK, the tufted and woven axminster carpets have received a positive reaction, with a higher than normal ‘10’ rating in customer feedback in design and comfort from Cranfield clients.