Education Case Studies

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Case studies reveal how industry pros solved common ceiling design challenges.

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Education Case Studies

Balloch Campus, West Dunbartonshire
Balloch Campus, West Dunbartonshire

A showcase campus which has enabled three schools to co-locate has also proved a showpiece for a trio of Armstrong Ceiling Solutions, including TechZone™, the industry’s first easy-to-specifyand-install ceiling solution with integrated technical services.

​Acoustic Attenuation: Alan Gilbert Learning
​Acoustic Attenuation: Alan Gilbert Learning

To conceal services, provide considerable acoustic attenuation and reflect natural light deep into the building section of the new £24million Alan Gilbert Learning Commons building at The University of Manchester which was designed to give students a stimulating and comfortable 24/7 environment for study.

​Sound Absorption & Sound Attenuation: Bolsover School
​Sound Absorption & Sound Attenuation: Bolsover School

Achieving comfortable acoustics in learning environments was a real challenge for Bolsover College. To achieve the right reverberation levels in an open space, Optima Wall Canopies were specified in the school hall. Optima Canopies were also installed in corridor area’s in order to minimise interference, so pupils were not disturbed during lessons.

​Acoustic Levels: Harton Technology College
​Acoustic Levels: Harton Technology College

With an emphasis on the College’s specialism of Technology, the new building was designed to be a learning tool for its students incorporating exposed structural elements and visible services, allowing the students a first-hand visual lesson on construction and design.

​Newcastle College Refurbishment
​Newcastle College Refurbishment

An unparalleled range of acoustic ceiling systems from one manufacturer – Armstrong – has helped transform a 1970s tower of teaching into an “exciting and stimulating learning environment to reflect 21st Century education”.

Tisbury Community Campus
Tisbury Community Campus

To create a monolithic ceiling in the new sports hall at Tisbury Community Campus near Salisbury in Wiltshire Armstrong’s Metal T Clip F system with security clips was installed across 700m², providing a downwards demountable solution for easy access to the ceiling void.

De Montfort University
De Montfort University

The £42 million redevelopment, to BREEAM “Excellent” standards, of the former Fletcher complex (now the Vijay Patel Building) on De Montfort University’s Leicester campus features a variety of Armstrong’s mineral and metal systems to help achieve acoustic compliance for both the new-build and refurbishment elements.

Ystalyfera School
Ystalyfera School

Armstrong Ceilings help with sound and sight in a new teaching block. The two to three-story steel-frame building replaces a 1970s threestorey CLASP-type teaching block to bring accommodation into the 21st Century and was designed to BREEAM “Excellent” and BIM Level 2 standards.

Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London

The state-of-the-art building delivers inspirational library and study spaces, together with student facing services under one roof, putting enhanced student experience at the forefront.