As part of the University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, the refurbishment of the oncology day beds unit at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children included acoustic ceilings featuring sky scenes and shoals of fish to reflect its new name: the Ocean Unit.
Totalling almost 300m2, the ceiling systems donated by Armstrong were installed for free as a part of a ward wish by specialist sub-contractor H + L ceilings, a member of Armstrong’s approved national network of Omega contractors.
The BioGuard ceiling tiles that feature anti-bacterial benefits for healthcare environments were finished with a coating of swimming fishes in the reception/waiting area, sky scenes in the recovery bay for the older children, and a shoal of fish in a small treatment room.
They were installed by a team of three from H + L over two weekends. The old tiles from the ward were sent to Armstrong’s factory in Gateshead for recycling and the company’s streamlined TLS grid, which is up to 20% faster to install, replaced the existing suspension system.
BioGuard tiles are washable and perform to Sound Absorption Class C and Clean Room Classification ISO 5. They are also 85% light reflecting and 95% humidity resistant and are manufactured from 42% recycled content.