Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow

​Sustainable Refurbishment


A ceiling manufacturer that could offer wall-to-wall system solutions that met all the required SHTMs (Scottish Health Technical Memorandum) as well as provide a full recycling service was needed at the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow. Armstrong’s commitment to recycling damaged tiles and off-cut ceilings was a key factor in their final selection.


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is the largest largest project to date featuring elements from Armstrong Ceilings’ service and systems portfolio – not just tiles for acoustic and healthcare purposes but also a variety of suspension and Dry Wall Grid systems with bespoke Axiom perimeter solutions – backed by the company’s industry-leading 30- year systems warranty.

30,000m2 of Armstrong’s lifetime-guaranteed Dune Supreme Tegular mineral tiles as well as 110,000m2 of Armstrong’s Bioguard Acoustic Board 600 x 600 and 1200 x 600 healthcare tiles on a Prelude 24mm grid were installed over 5 years.

A variety of Armstrong suspension systems were used on the project including 70,000 linear metres of the Drywall Grid System for use with plasterboard ceilings (including curved DGS around the nurses’ stations in the wards), 12,000 linear metres of Axiom plasterboard-to-tile transition trims in corridors leading off a central atrium, 10,000 linear metres of Axiom profiles (which help with ceiling level changes, floating ceiling construction and lighting integration) and 40,000 accessories including connecting brackets, clips and hanging brackets. 

In addition, in the cantilevered pods that are the most jaw-dropping element of the project, a 100mm Axiom profile was coupled with a bespoke 225mm Axiom profile and riveted together to create a 325mm bulkhead/upstand at a custom length of 3.6m. This particular method took just 25% of the installation time compared to traditional plastering methods.


JOBSITE: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow
ARCHITECT: IBI Group (formerly Nightingale Associates)
MAIN CONTRACTOR: Brookfield Multiplex
OMEGA CONTRACTORS: Roskel Contracts Ltd
PFP Ltd.
PRODUCTS: Bioguard Acoustic
Dune Supreme
Axiom Profiles
Drywall Grid System