Rockfon ceiling tiles have been selected for Sytner BMW in Sheffield, Europe’s largest car showroom, for their Class A sound absorption and high light reflectance.

Designed by AT Architects, the three-storey, 18,500m² BMW and Mini dealership can display up to 872 cars, and the ground floor – home to the complete BMW range – is where 7,500m² of Rockfon Tropic ceilings provide outstanding acoustic control and contribute to the light interior design.

As the large showroom is fitted with floor-to-ceiling glazing and tiled floors, it is prone to reverberation, so the ceiling plays a key role in helping to reduce echo and improve speech intelligibility by controlling the ambient sound.

A Chicago Metallic T24 2890 grid was used to install the tiles, which have a smooth white surface offering 86 per cent light reflectance to assist with creating optimum lighting conditions.