Case Study: Scottish War Blinded

Architect
Page/Park; Unum Partnership
Location
Paisley, Scotland

Challenge

Three types of mineral ceiling tiles feature at the Jenny’s Well care home for older people with sight loss run by the Royal Blind charity which shares sister charity Scottish War Blinded’s new Hawkhead Centre for visually impaired veterans.

The Jenny’s Well care home designed by the Unum Partnership features Zentia’s tiles in the main entrance, reception and manager’s offices, all the corridors, back of house staff areas, kitchens and toilets.

Solutions

These include 1,000m2 of Zentia’s Oplia Tegular24 and 250m2 of Prestige+ dB tiles, as well as 350m2 of Aruba Max, all mineral with Tegular24 edges installed on a Zentia Prelude 24mm XL2 grid system.

In addition, it features ISO clean room rated Hygiene tiles to the main kitchen and humidity-resistant Hydroboard tiles to laundry areas and wc, both square-edged 600mm x 600mm in a Prelude 24mm Corrosive Resistant grid. The use of a 200mm high Axiom profile also provided a solution for ceiling level changes witha pre-finished bespoke upstand.

The Zentia systems were supplied by CCF in Glasgow and installed for main contractor CCG (Scotland) Ltd by specialist sub-contractor Brian Hendry Interiors, a member of Zentia’s Pinnacle Partner network of sustainably-certified installers, whose squad of specialist fixers completed over a six-month programme.

Unum found the site for the client, The Royal Blind, to not only accommodate proposals for the bespoke care home but also a drop-in centre for the Scottish War Blinded. The care home is designed to provide an exceptional caring environment designed to the exacting requirements of the visually impaired. The design has been developed to create domestic-scale pavilions centred around a sensory courtyard, creating a community hub, with the aim of providing a secure environment that promotes care and social interaction and encourages self-confidence and independence among its residents.

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