Bristol Civil Justice Centre

Bristol Civil Justice Centre

Client: Bristol Civil Justice Centre
Architect: Associated Architects
Contractor: Miller Construction
Type of works: supply of Multi-Panel ceiling system.

Earlier this year Hunter Douglas supplied a significant amount of their Multi-Panel ceilings for the new £25m Miller Construction, Associated Architects designed Bristol Civil Justice Centre scheme, completed in the spring. Due to the nature of the building a key requirement was for both a first class finishes and a high level of acoustic absorption, which made the Hunter Douglas 180B plain and perforated panels in White and the 80B external panels in Silver the optimum choice. The Multi-Panel Ceiling System consists of box-shaped panels in five varying widths and use of this system affords the opportunity to create a finished design with different widths and heights in one ceiling.

All panels can be clipped onto a standard carrier which allows a combination of narrow, wide or deep panels to be installed in a random or uniform pattern. The standard 20mm joint formed between the panels can either be left open or alternatively be filled using the standard recessed U-Joint or recessed V-Joint profiles to create a completely closed system. If the joint is left open, this can be beneficial for any application requiring a greater open area for acoustic or airflow reasons. Additionally where more acoustic control is required, the panels can be supplied perforated with a non-woven textile membrane bonded to the inside face. These panels will then absorb higher levels of sound leading to a reduction in reverberation time. The panels are demountable for full access to services and equipment in the plenum, are available in any length from 800mm up to 6,000mm as standard and are manufactured from lightweight yet strong aluminium, which is 100% recyclable.

Hunter Douglas Multi-Panel ceiling panels are roll-formed from 0.35mm (30B), 0.5mm (30BD/80B/130B) or 0.6mm (180B) thick pre-painted aluminium coil. The tough and durable 2-layered polyester finish in a nominal thickness of 20 microns, is stove enamelled in a continuous coil-coating process ensuring uniform coating thickness and absolute adhesion. The system is available in a standard range of colours with special colours being available on request.

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