The £21.7m Campus Central project at Stirling University progresses with Heradesign being installed throughout the new development which sees the refurbishment of existing 1970s buildings and 1980s extensions linked by the development a new modern central three storey triangular structure. This exciting project, which represents one of the University’s biggest infrastructure investments since its foundation, is set to complete in the current academic year.
Linking three buildings together presented structural and design challenges particularly for the ceiling landscape. With different ceiling heights and the creation of a 5,000 square metre space, a versatile ceiling material providing high acoustic performance was required. Heradesign Superfine in a Natural colour is being installed throughout to deliver maximum visual impact and to ensure the optimal acoustic control.
“We had worked with Heradesign before, it performs really well acoustically and we love the look. This was a challenging project as we wanted to achieve a big change but with a light touch so keeping the outline of the existing structure. Heradesign is a light, versatile material, its texture was just enough to blur the difference in ceiling heights and bring cohesion to the new development which merges three large spaces.” Ana Cristobal, Page Park Architects.
The campus is located in a beautiful rural area overlooking a stunning Scottish Loch and so there was a desire to ‘bring the outside in’ with a design that was natural and organic. Strong colour and bold patterns on the floor in different shades of green are complemented by a more subtle ceiling colour. Colours and differences in ceiling heights are cleverly used to define different areas in this large open plan space.
Heradesign can be matched to any colour and is available in a wide selection of shapes, face patterns, edge details and sizes. It can be fixed to walls or suspended as ceilings, baffles or rafts. Manufactured from robust, sustainable materials, it offers high impact resistance and superior fire safety characteristics, which is paramount for any building. It is valued by specifiers for its high performance features, aesthetic wood wool properties and environmental credentials.