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Contractors World UK Ireland Vol 6 No 2

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Orange Armstrong Ceilings

Help The Sun Rise

On A Regeneration First

Orange ceiling and wall systems by Armstrong feature on a flagship office

building.

Ceiling and wall systems by Armstrong have provided

form and function for an award-winning Grade A office

building at the heart of one of the largest regeneration

projects in the UK.

Armstrong’s R-H 200 standard perforated metal

hook-on planks with acoustic inlay within a concealed

grid, were specified by regular Armstrong users Falconer

Chester Hall Architects for the feature ceiling of the

atrium of the Kingsgate building at Birkenhead in Wirral

Waters which was built at a cost of £11.4 million.

They are complemented by Armstrong’s W-H 1000

standard perforated metal wall system on the four-storey

walls, hooked on in a vertical brickwork pattern to match

the ceiling. Both of these systems were supplied by

Armstrong in bespoke sizes to aid installation ... and in

bright orange!

The metal tiles in the atrium are complemented by

Ultima+ OP Tegular mineral tiles and Ultima+ SL2 planks

in the open-plan offices and circulation areas. This ceiling

system (and the suspension grid too) is Cradle to Cradle

(C2C) certified in line with Kingsgate’s BREEAM

“Excellent” rating.

Manufactured with up to 64% recycled content, the

Ultima+ range is available in three core densities that

allow specifiers to engineer sound absorption and at-

tenuation for optimum acoustic performance - standard

Ultima+ giving medium density, Ultima+ OP giving low

density (both of these variables were used at Kingsgate)

and Ultima+ dB giving high density, up to 41 dB.

Stephen Fieldsend of Falconer Chester Hall said the

Armstrong systems were specified to reduce acoustics

in the open plan office areas which

serve as the core business for The

Contact Company in its role as a

contact centre and in the main atri-

um with its feature wall and

ceiling.

“We have worked with

Armstrong continually on office

developments. On this one

particularly the Armstrong

materials interface fantastically

well with the other materials

used on the project. We had

continual help from Armstrong

for the visual aesthetics to the

main atrium space,”

said Mr Fieldsend.