Creating a calming and comfortable environment in hospitals is recognised as an important adjunct to any medical intervention if a patient is to make a swift and full recovery – a fact reflected by the specification of acoustic ceiling tiles from Ecophon Limited for the construction of two important new facilities on the outskirts of the Irish Capital.

The Beacon Clinic was opened two years ago within Beacon Court, the groundbreaking office development in Sandyford, and provides state of the art consulting rooms run by the Beacon Medical Group.

As in the case of the new Beacon Hospital now under construction on the same campus, the design practice leading the project – Traynor O’Toole - specified Ecophon ceiling systems to complete much of the fit-out work.

During the original contract, C&R Ceilings installed standard square Gedina tiles within the consulting rooms and treatment rooms while the rectangular version appears in corridors and the entrance area. For the advanced and well laid out critical care clinic now being built Gedina tiles will again be utilised for the interior to a variety of spaces.

The Project Architect, Mr Alan Orman, comments: “The Beacon Hospital at Beacon Court is an acute facility and we primarily specified the Ecophon product for its acoustic qualities. Gedina is therefore to be seen in rooms where it helps control noise transmission and reverberation as well as to give a smart clean appearance. In the new hospital it is going to be used in patient bedrooms and selected treatment rooms.”

Gedina is considered to be one of Ecophon’s classic products, that has kept pace with increasing demands from the market place for flexibility, ease of handling and environmental considerations while maintaining its acoustic performance.

Manufactured using glass wool, Gedina tiles are not only lightweight and flexible but also strong and able to withstand the regular rigours of being demounted for maintenance purposes. They are installed in either a T24 or T15 grid.

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