Value: £14 million
DHP (Design Consultants) and Graham Construction (Main Contractor)
Products: Knauf Belgravia Micro, Belgravia Plain and Plaza Plain
A range of acoustic ceiling products from Knauf are controlling noise in new classrooms, corridors, halls and kitchens of the St Richard Reynolds Catholic College in Twickenham.
Faced with the twin challenge of meeting the requirements of BB93 (acoustic design of schools) and supporting an aesthetically pleasing design, architects DHP worked with Knauf to select a range of ceiling products combining appearance and performance.
Knauf’s Belgravia Micro product provided the aesthetically pleasing acoustic solution: the plasterboard product incorporates perforations (in a range of sizes and styles) and is backed with acoustic felt, providing effective control of reverberations. This board integrates with Belgravia Plain and Plaza Plain to provide a continuous aesthetic appearance across the whole ceiling system.
All the acoustic products used in this school project are supplied to site pre-painted and, unlike mineral fibre tiles, can be re-painted as required without compromising the acoustic performance. Mounted on the Knauf Danoline grid system, the ceilings provide a robust solution that combines high performance with an appealing aesthetic that makes a positive contribution to an otherwise potentially austere expanse.
For this project building design consultants DHP were contracted for the design and specification of the new three-storey teaching block on the site of the existing listed Edwardian school facilities and worked alongside Project Specification Managers at Knauf to guarantee the success of the project.
The £14m new facility has been completed by main contractor Graham Construction and will be ready to welcome new students at the start of the academic year in September.