The Glasgow’s Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is the largest contract to featuring Armstrong Ceilings’ bespoke Axiom perimeter solutions. The project has also been a recycling success with more than 10,000m2 or 35 tonnes of mineral ceiling tile off-cuts being diverted from landfill.
Two Armstrong Green Omega specialist contractors, recognised for their recycling expertise, were required on the project – Roskel Contracts and PFP.
Roskel Contracts installed the first laboratory phase: 30,000m2 of Armstrong’s Dune Supreme Tegular mineral tiles on a Prelude 24mm grid. Armstrong worked with the subcontractor to create 800m2 of exemplar mock-up areas of two sizes (600mm x 600mm and 1200mm x 600mm) of the square-edged Bioguard Acoustic.
For two and a half years, PFP had up to 60 men on-site installing 110,000m2 of Armstrong’s Bioguard Acoustic mineral tiles and a variety of wall-to-wall suspension and transition systems.
The colourful cantilevered pods incorporate a 100mm Axiom profile coupled with a bespoke 225mm Axiom profile, riveted together to create a 325mm bulkhead/upstand at a custom length of 3.6m.
A variety of Armstrong suspension systems were also used, including 70,000 linear metres of drywall grid systems, 12,000 linear metres of Axiom plasterboard-to-tile transition trims, 10,000 linear metres of Axiom profiles and 40,000 accessories, including connecting brackets, clips and hanging brackets.
James Bailey, from main contractor Brookfield Multiplex, said that the Armstrong wall-to-wall ceiling systems had met the requirements of the Scottish Health Technical Memorandum.