Renowned as an innovator in the field of modular housing, an award winning architectural practice has been responsible for the design of a cutting edge classroom; employing an Ecophon ceiling system as part of its modern method of construction.

Cartwright Pickard Architects has designed a new timber clad modular building as Hertfordshire’s response to the ‘Classrooms of the Future’ challenge from central government.

Manufactured by the Elliott Group, a specialist in volumetric and relocatable buildings, the new classroom was installed at Birchwood High School in Bishops Stortford in time for the start of the new school year.

The architect in charge of the design at Cartwright Pickard, Claire Robertson, comments: “This project is another step forward for modern methods of construction, showing how they can deliver high quality, affordable, innovative learning environments to short programmes.”.

“Inside we have movable walls to allow the space to be used for a variety of different uses, so we were looking for a robust product as well as a specific acoustic performance and attractive appearance from the ceiling tiles. Ecophon was able to supply this.” .

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