The Bletchley Boys

Panel Plan have recently completed the installation of both Tallwall storage units and lockers at the Alan Turing Research Institute, located within the British Library, in central London.

When Morgan Lovell approached us about the British Library project naturally we were very interested, but when we found out it was for the new Alan Turing Institute we knew we couldn’t refuse the chance to create something extra special,
— Ray Lee, Panel Plan MD

Working in conjunction with Morgan Lovell, this prestigious project took on extra significance for Bletchley based Panel Plan as wartime hero Turing was based just a couple of miles down the road at Bletchley Park.

During the second world war, Alan Turing headed up the code-breaking team at Bletchley Park. It was the brilliant work of this team that led to the cracking of the German naval codes which played such a crucial role in bringing the war to an end.

“Many of the Panel Plan team have visited Bletchley Park over the years, so we were very familiar with the story of Alan Turing. The whole of the team were determined to produce their finest work to honour our local hero – and the results speak for themselves!” added Ray.

The institute, named in Turing’s honour, provides research facilities for data scientists in a wide range of disciplines including; digital humanities, social data science, computer science, mathematics and statistical science.

The completed project, shown below, includes Tallwall units, in both matt and gloss finishes, and dozens of lockers for the institute staff and visiting researchers to store their personal belongings.

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