Client: Stockton Borough Council
Type of works: supply of canopies.
Three types of building interior solutions from Armstrong Ceilings are bringing a splash of colour, style and practicality to a refurbished sport and leisure facility in Stockton on Tees.
Armstrongs Infusions canopies, which were developed to give architects and interior designers high-design capabilities, and were specified by Stockton Borough Council, are suspended like Saffron-coloured flower petals in three concave groups of six over the new café and chill out area.
These are complemented by five Infusions canopies in Midnight Dream blue which are suspended from the ceiling but also attached to the wall in the reception area to Splash the towns large wet and dry facility which is based around a 25-metre pool with wave machine and flumes, learner pool and spa pool.
Scott Roberts, an architect in the councils technical services department, said: The Armstrong canopies were specified to provide aesthetic quality to the large double-height space of the café area while the mineral and metal tiles help to control ambient sound in administrative areas where particular concentration is required.
As well as the refurbished café and extended foyer and reception, the local authority centre sports an extended two-storey Activ8 fitness facility, brand-new dry multi-activity spaces, extra changing facilities, and new Sportwall and Dance Mat technology.
In addition to the polycarbonate Infusions canopies in the reception and café areas, Splash also features Armstrongs Ultima white mineral tiles with Tegular edge detailing in the kitchen, storage and office areas. These tiles combine excellent acoustic qualities with high light reflectance and good humidity resistance.
Armstrongs presence at Splash is compounded with Orcal microperforated acoustic metal tiles with fleece. All three types of ceiling solutions were installed over areas ranging from 100m2 to 2,000m2 and in just over a month by specialist sub-contractor BJ Murphy for main contractor F Parkinson.
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