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Armstrong Ceilings' A Book inspires designers to each new heights

Armstrong Ceilings has published a showcase of projects for 2013.
Published 11 February 2013

A showcase of ceiling quality and innovation, plus everything an architect or interior designer needs to specify a greener ceiling, is contained in Armstrong's A Book for 2013.

The brochure from the leading supplier of interior building solutions features a variety of stunning UK and Europe-wide new-build and renovation case studies that make for some sustainable coffee table reading … and a thank you to Armstrong's customers who have trusted their products and services over the past 150 years.

The A Book features Armstrong's peerless portfolio of products, manufactured from materials including mineral, metal, wood and resin, as used on projects in the office, retail and leisure, transport, education and healthcare sectors.

Retail and leisure projects include The International private members' lounge at Liverpool Football Club where hexagonal Optima Canopies were specified by strategic design consultants 20.20 for their aesthetic and acoustic qualities.

Office projects include the use of a mixture of Armstrong's RH 215 metal micro-perforated planks with an acoustic fleece on the first floor of a new Central Motorway Police Group HQ.

The guide also features the use of Armstrong's micro-perforated metal tiles on Birmingham City Council's new workplace, 10 Woodcock Street. These "swing down" planks can be folded down to allow access to services above. Also in the office section of the guide, painted Optima Canopies were used in the collective rooms and circulation areas of a nuclear advanced manufacturing research centre.

Armstrong's expertise in the education sector is given particular focus with UK case studies on Twydall Primary School in Gillingham, Kent, the new Passmores Academy, and the redeveloped Dwr-Y-Felin Upper Comprehensive. At Twydall, Armstrong's new, easily relocatable modular Axiom circular canopies with highly light reflective Ultima OP (Open Plan) mineral tiles were used in classrooms which needed to cater for children with cochlear implants. At Passmores Academy, metal micro-perforated planks in standard sizes and specially commissioned trapezoidal tiles were used throughout the new secondary school's circulation areas. And at Dwr-Y-Felin Upper Comprehensive, Axiom Knife Edge canopies were used with a perimeter trim of the school's corporate colour of blue.

In healthcare, specially-commissioned Bioguard Acoustic mineral tiles, in five screen-printed designs ranging from helium and hot air balloons to kites and planes, feature above the beds in a redeveloped paediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Glenfield Hospital in Leicester.

Armstrong's 2013 A Book is available online at


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