Metal and mineral ceiling systems from Armstrong have been used on a new biologics centre. A wide variety of ceiling systems from Armstrong have proved just the tonic for a ground-breaking new medical research centre.
More than half a dozen different solutions, including wall-to-wall systems, rafts and linear baffles, were specified by architects NORR for the National Biologics Manufacturing Centre in Darlington, County Durham, which was opened by Jo Johnson, Minister of State for Universities and Science. Armstrong Ceilings systems were used widely in white for maximum light reflectance, including the manufacturer's metal systems - Tegular 2 microperforated tiles with acoustic fleece in the laboratories, B-H 300 microperforated planks (1800mm x 300mm) with acoustic fleece between plasterboard margins in corridors, and V-P 500 perforated metal baffles (1534mm x 150mm x 30mm) at 125mm centres in break-out areas and the double-height reception area.
A NORR spokesman, who was taken by Armstrong's Architectural Specialities team to Paddington Station to see Armstrong V-P 500 baffles in service, said: "The Armstrong systems were specified for the look of the ceiling, the excellent pre-specification service, the fact they are a great product, and that they have been used on similar buildings of quality. They play multiple parts in the project, from adding interest to a 7m high ceiling, providing easy access and maintenance, acoustics and reducing air intake as the baffles are used to assist the M&E strategy."
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