An important new medical school has been built on a university campus in the heart of the Potteries with products from the Ecophon range being selected to address a variety of technical challenges, as well as to create a comfortable environment for staff and students.

The new School of Medicine at Keele University has been constructed by Pochin Limited with Pick Everard being the lead consultant, responsible for choosing Ecophon Focus D tiles for the majority of the ceilings. Ecophon Wall Panels have also been employed to prevent problems with reverberation in the main teaching spaces.

Pick Everard were architects, QS, engineers and M&E consultants. Ecophon products were used in the main lecture theatre to control acoustics and there not only was Ecophon Focus D specified for the ceiling, but also the manufacturer’s acoustic Wall Panels to the side and back walls to the space.

Ecophon provided advice during the design process having worked with Pick Everard before on schools and other projects.

The main corridors within the 7000 square metre school of medicine follow a shallow curve on plan. The potentially complex task of installing a suspended ceiling in these areas was addressed by specifying extra wide panels which span the full corridor width with the installer, Cowill Construction simply trimming the edges to the wall line.

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