Hampton & Twickenham Academies are the latest schools in the UK to benefit from the installation of the revolutionary Multi-service foil. A joint venture between Zehnder and Whitecroft Lighting, the Multi-service foil brings together the expertise of both companies to provide a multi-functional ceiling raft which enables all the essential classroom services to be delivered from one single unit.
Providing students with a modern, dynamic and comfortable learning environment, whilst also freeing up valuable wall space and creating an uncluttered aesthetic, the Multi-service foil was specified for installation by Hoare Lea Associates and was installed throughout the corridors and classrooms at both academies by Balfour Beatty Construction Services UK. Kelli Jones, Senior Project Engineer at Balfour Beatty explains, “In addition to the key heating and cooling functions of the ceiling raft the flexibility of the Multi-service foil enabled us to customise the panel configuration and incorporate additional classroom support services as specified by the school. As a result fire alarms, PA speakers and PIR’s have been fitted within the raft. Data Hampton and Twickenham Academies wi-fi points have also been installed along the top of the rafts, and whilst these are not fixed, they have been installed ready for use in the future.”
Optimising energy performance in line with BREEAM requirements both the heating and lighting functionality of the Multi-service foil help reduce the energy load of the school, at the same time as ensuring a consistently comfortable and productive learning environment for pupils.