Nottingham Trent University Engineering Building

The Nottingham Trent University Engineering Building was designed to provide a state-of-the-art learning environment for students studying engineering disciplines. The university wanted to create a space that was both functional and flexible, and that would allow students to customise their workspace to meet their individual needs.

One of the challenges faced by the university was how to provide adequate storage space for students. The university wanted a storage solution that was durable enough to withstand the challenges of a busy engineering lab, but also flexible enough to be adapted to the needs of different students and projects.


The university chose Toprail's modular storage system for the Engineering Building. Toprail's system is based on a high-level horizontal wall rail, which allows users to hang a variety of storage furnishings from it, including shelving, wall cupboards, and pin boards.

The university installed Toprail's adjustable robust shelving over the fixed benches in the engineering lab. This provided students with a durable and flexible storage solution that could be easily adapted to their individual needs. For example, students could adjust the height and spacing of the shelves to store a variety of items, including textbooks, equipment, and projects.


The Toprail storage system has offered a number of benefits to the Nottingham Trent University Engineering Building:

  • Flexibility: Toprail's system is highly customisable, allowing students to choose the storage furnishings that best meet their needs. This is important for a busy engineering lab, where students need to be able to customize their workspace to meet the demands of their projects.
  • Durability: Toprail's storage system is made from high-quality materials and is designed to withstand the challenges of an engineering lab. The shelves are adjustable and robust, and they can be easily loaded with heavy equipment and supplies.
  • Space optimisation: Toprail's storage system is wall-mounted, which frees up valuable floor space in the engineering lab. This is important for a busy lab, where students need to have plenty of space to work on their projects.
  • Aesthetics: Toprail's storage system is available in a variety of finishes and styles, so the university was able to choose a finish that matched the overall design of the Engineering Building. As a result, the storage system blends in seamlessly with the rest of the space and does not detract from its overall appearance.

Additional Details

In addition to the benefits mentioned above, the Toprail storage system also offers the following benefits:

  • Affordability: Toprail's storage system is very affordable, especially when compared to other modular storage systems on the market. This is important for university projects, which often have tight budgets.
  • Sustainability: Toprail's storage system is made from sustainable materials and is manufactured in a sustainable way. This is important for universities that are committed to environmental sustainability.
  • Scalability: Toprail's storage system is scalable, meaning that it can be easily expanded to meet the needs of growing student populations. This is important for university projects that are expected to grow in the future.