Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic Retail Therapy

ACME Architects’ multi award winning £165million Victoria Gate is a vibrant new shopping destination in Leeds city centre, offering well over 1million square feet of premium retail and leisure floor space. Rockfon® Mono® Acoustic seamless acoustic ceiling and wall system was specified for the project to help create the desired look whilst helping deliver ambient acoustic comfort.

ROCKFON Mono Acoustic with its elegant, smooth white surface combines the monolithic clean lines associated with traditional plastered surfaces, and performance characteristics thought only possible with modular suspended ceiling and wall systems.

Specialist Contractor SCS North commissioned certified Rockfon Mono Acoustic installer Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics to help with the design and carry out installation of the wall solutions at Victoria Gate. The project presented a number of creative and technical challenges, which the Rockfon team were also eager to help overcome.

Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics Director Craig Wheatley explains, “Rockfon Mono Acoustic was perfect for this challenging installation which had to meet the specified Class A acoustic performance. In addition, the Mono Flecto panel edge detail made an easier task of fitting curves within the demanding time constraints. We plan to use Rockfon Mono Acoustic on future projects due to the many versatile solutions the range offers.”

Rockfon Mono Acoustic was retro-fitted as a substrate below the open lattice fretwork made from GRG mouldings at 1st floor level. The fluid interior architecture of the mall meant fitting to curved walls, many of which had complex detailing at surface junctions.

Glass, steel and natural stone create a luxurious aesthetic but these hard surfaces have the potential to generate unwanted noise. Rockfon Mono Acoustic provides Class A sound absorption (0.95-1.00αw), decreasing echo and reverberation levels, creating the perfect environment for retail therapy.

Naturally made from stone wool, Rockfon Mono Acoustic offers Class A2 fire protection. The surface is dimensionally stable at up to 100% relative humidity and can be installed in temperatures ranging from 0˚C to 40˚C, allowing for installation to take place before the project site is fully weather sealed.

If your project calls for creative ceiling and wall design, Rockfon are keen to use their expertise and technical knowledge to help you achieve your vision. For information on samples, specifications, advice on your project or to find your nearest area manager, visit