Bank opts for FR panels14 December 2018
Ireland’s most iconic new building, the Central Bank of Ireland on the banks of the River Liffey, was recently renovated after sitting for years as an unfinished shell; a symbol of the recession. It is now Ireland’s first ever BREEAM “Outstanding” rated building.
Architects Henry J Lyons achieved this by designing the large sweeping interiors to be as user friendly as possible for the Bank’s staff, by specifying acoustic wood panels from Woodfit Acoustics, made from MEDITE PREMIER FR. This MDF panel from MEDITE SMARTPLY is flame retardant for safe use in public buildings.
Supplied by Noyeks, Woodfit provided the custom-made acoustic systems and non-acoustic panelling throughout, using veneered MEDITE PREMIER FR, variously finished for use in different areas. The finished panels range from ebonized slat ceilings and slat walls, custom whitewashed perforated panelling, which extends seven storeys high, and perforated oak ceiling tiles throughout the work areas.
“The human experience was considered first and foremost in this project,” says Fergal Costello, marketing manager at Woodfit Acoustics. “Acoustics are extremely important in a big open building such as this one, to reduce reverberation while not restricting air circulation.”
“As MEDITE PREMIER FR was developed specifically for use in fire rated applications, it was a must for an extremely high specification project such as this one,” he continued.