Canopies by Armstrong Ceiling Solutions have been specified for new-look common areas in a Royal Masonic Benevolent Care home in Porthcawl, near Cardiff.

Some 240 Optima L white mineral canopies were retro-fitted throughout the corridors to meet the brief from the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Company, a registered charity, to raise the quality of the ceiling finish in a cost-effective way without losing access to the existing surface-mounted installations.

The 40mm-thick Armstrong Optima L 1200mm x 1200mm canopies feature excellent sound absorption, light reflectance of 87 per cent and fire reaction performance to Euroclass B-s1, d0. They are also fully recyclable.

Armstrong worked closely with Fagerhult Lighting to integrate its Discovery EVO wireless E-Sense Move lighting solution at the care home.