Since introduced to the UK in 1997, dozens of Cablenet installations have been completed, ranging from small, self-contained virtual floors® to high level platforms covering several hundreds of square metres. Installations have involved the design of a tension wire grid which had to be incorporated into a 300 year old listed building, accommodating existing decorations, ceilings and timber work. Others have had to allow for the lowering and raising of the Cablenet platform itself.
The expertise gained through installations like these led to the first Cablenet project on mainland Europe, a record-breaking virtual floor® involving a total grid area of nearly 2,500m2, equivalent to around a dozen tennis courts. This project, thought to be the world’s largest tensioned wire grid system, was commissioned by Spanish company IFEMA as part of a expansion to the ‘auditorio de puerta norte’ at Feria de Madrid, Spain’s premier exhibition centre.