Rockfon ceilings have featured at Weaponness Park in Scarborough, a former brownfield site, has been transformed into a £15 million education and leisure complex. The new facilities have helped revitalise this area of Scarborough and is now home to the local football team.
The football stadium is next to the new University Technical College and Coventry University Scarborough Campus, a purpose-built campus with library, IT suites, café, mock law court, engineering and science labs.
Rockfon supplied over 6,000m² of ceilings, which were installed in the University Technical College and Coventry University satellite campus. Acoustic control was an integral part of the design for both education buildings.
Rockfon Artic ceilings were installed throughout the teaching, dining, communal and circulation areas in the College and Campus. Rockfon Artic was chosen because it is a cost-effective, smooth, white ceiling tile providing 85% light reflection to optimise the available natural light, creating a pleasant environment – and helping to minimise energy consumption. The range offers good sound control and Class A1 fire safety which is essential for circulation areas.
Scarborough Leisure Village features an eight lane 25m Olympic legacy swimming pool, fitness centre, all-weather football pitch and spectator stand. 2,000m² of Rockfon ceilings are fitted throughout.
Rockfon Koral was fitted with Chicago Metallic T24 ECR grid to combat areas of high humidity. Built for challenging indoor environments, Chicago Metallic T24 ECR grid has enhanced corrosion resistance to withstand exposure to moisture vapours and temperature changes which could otherwise affect the stability of the ceiling. Rockfon Koral provides 100% humidity resistance which ensures the ceiling is dimensional stability even in extremely humid conditions.
Tudorharp Ltd. carried out the ceiling installations at Scarborough Leisure Village and both university buildings. Contracts director Rob O’Dell: “The performance characteristics, quick installation and variety of their ranges make life easier, and the Rockfon team is always on hand to ensure things run smoothly.”
Made from non-combustible stone wool, most Rockfon products have the highest reaction to fire classification, Class A1 and do not contribute to the development or spread of fire, which is paramount for protecting occupants in public buildings.