Central Essex Interiors was contracted to install the ceilings and partitions to this new-build project in Hackney, East London.
The partitions and plasterboard ceilings on this project were built to British Gypsum specification and comprised of many enhanced acoustic partitions, of particular interest are the ceilings and bulkheads which were an integral part of the passive ventilation system.
The bulkheads and communal area ceilings allowed for the free passage of air from the classrooms through to the main atriums, but at the same time attenuated the passage of sound through use of sound deadening acoustic foam similar to that used in recording studios. The ceilings to the communal areas were SAS system 200 ceilings with a perforation for 50% free airspace to allow the air from classrooms to flow into the corridors and up and out through the atrium.
Also installed on this project were British Gypsum Rigitone ceilings which give class C sound absorption to the breakout spaces and Ecophon acoustic ceiling and wall panels to the classrooms to give class ‘A’ sound absorption.
The contract value of this project for CEI was £1.5 million. The Main Contractor was Mansel.