The comprehensive nature of Ecophon’s product range has led to acoustic ceiling specialist’s specification for a challenging commercial office refurbishment project in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Number Two Collingwood Street is a five storey office block in the heart of the city that has been completely remodelled by Eric Newsham Architect and Designer working as the lead consultant for developer RPU Group plc. Surgo Construction was the main contractor for the multi-million scheme while Deneside Interiors was the specialist installer of the Ecophon systems.

The project used 2,000 square metres of Advantage E tiles together with Focus E and Etage 90º. Eric Newsham comments: “The deciding factor in selecting Ecophon to supply the suspended ceiling systems was the fact we could obtain all of the different elements we wanted to complete this contract from just the one manufacturer. This in particular included the availability of the trim system to address the edge of the overhanging mezzanine.”

Having examined various companies’ technical literature, it was only Ecophon who could find everything required for the project. The architect had also used Ecophon products on other projects and recognised their high performance and competitive price.

The Advantage E was utilised for all of the general office areas, with some concealed and semi-concealed edge tiles were installed within the reception area while the Focus E features above the mezzanine. The Etage 900 then forms the drop down edge to the floor structure.

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