Case Study: Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

IBI Group
Glasgow, Scotland


Queen Elizabeth University Hospital were looking for a ceiling manufacturer that could provide a ceiling solution that offered excellent cleanability, resistance to disinfectants and offered a balance of sound absorption and attenuation to help improve patient wellbeing.

Zentia Case Study Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

This is one of the largest retrofitting projects, to date, implementing Zentia’s (evolved from Armstrong Ceiling Solutions) mineral fibre tiles and ceiling systems. Zentia provide a range of solutions for healthcare applications that improve patient outcomes by improving light reflectance, cleanability and helping to reduce noise in the hospital environment.


The tiles selected where over 110,000m2 of Zentia’s Biobloc Acoustic Board 600 x 600mm and 1200 x 600mm with its antimicrobial performance and enhanced water repellency is an ideal solution for healthcare environments with average or severe risk of infection. These where installed on a Prelude 24mm and Prelude 24mm corrosive resistant grid which has a patented design for improved strength and stability that is also easier to cut than standard grid types.

Zentia mineral fibre tiles and ceiling systems installed

30,000m2 of Zentia’s lifetime-guaranteed Aruba Max Tegular24 mineral tiles was selected to provide the perfect balance of sound absorption and attenuation for patients wellbeing in general circulation areas

A variety of Zentia suspension systems were used on the project including 10,000 linear metres of Axiom Transitions profiles (which help with ceiling level changes, floating ceiling construction and lighting integration) and over 40,000 accessories including connecting brackets, clips and hanging brackets.

Zentia also provided a recycling service as part of the retrofitting process for the older ceiling tiles, helping to reduce the environmental impact of this large-scale project.

Prelude 24 is no longer available for order and has now been replaced by Gridline 24.

Prelude 24 CR is no longer available for order and has now been replaced by Gridline 24 Corrosive Resistant.

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