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Queens University, Computer Sciences Building

Project: Queens University, Computer Sciences Building

Country/city: United Kingdom / Belfast

Architect: Kennedy Fitzgerald

Ceiling contractor: North West Drylining 

Photographer: Gordon McAvoy

Queens University Computer Sciences BuildingSaint-Gobain Ecophon has helped meet the acoustic requirements of an impressive new facility for Queen’s University Belfast. The Computer Sciences Building met a BRREAM ‘Very Good rating’ and has been completely transformed from a bland, 1970’s concrete-clad setting to a stunning, modern facility that boasts impressive aesthetics inside and out. 

Also known as the Bernard Crossland Building, Saint-Gobain Ecophon provided a complete ceiling solution that offers the perfect balance between aesthetics and practicality. The expansion and refurbishment have doubled the size of the original building, with an increased number of computing resources, considerably more project space and additional seating and social areas for students.

Saint-Gobain Ecophon provided solutions to meet the individual requirements of each of these areas, including the impressive raft ceiling in the reception area. “We have completed a wide range of projects over the years for Queen’s University, so we were delighted to be involved in another of their ambitious projects,” explained Andrew Acheson, Area Manager for Northern Ireland.

“Once again, it was a case of working closely with the University, the architect and main contractor to find the right solutions.” These included the installation of the Focus E, Focus E with Wing and the Hygiene Performance product ranges installed by accredited ceiling contractor, North West Drylining. Focus E provides an attractive suspending ceiling.

With a recessed visible grid and a tegular edge design, this has created a ceiling with a shadow effect that accentuates each tile and partially conceals the grid system. Focus Wing is an edging system for suspended ceiling rafts, normally installed at the perimeter. The system has been used as an edge feature where the suspended ceiling meets the feature lighting coffer, creating depth to enhance the look of the entrance area.

The project also included Hygiene Performance - a wall-to-wall, sound-absorbing ceiling system intended for environments where there is a risk for slight contamination, and where cleaning is required on a regular basis.


 

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Ecophon Group Head office

Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB 
Box 500 
SE 265 03 Hyllinge

Phone: +46 42 17 99 00 
Fax: +46 42 22 59 29

Deliveries at: 
Yttervägen SE 265 75 Hyllinge

Ecophon Worldwide Contacts

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