Hunter Douglas HeartFelt® ceiling specified for legal firm’s Edinburgh office
One of Hunter Douglas Architectural’s most innovative and environmentally friendly ceilings greets visitors and staff to the new Edinburgh office of a leading legal firm.
When Brodies LLP moved to Capital Square, in Morrison Street, the design included the global architectural products manufacturer’s award-winning HeartFelt® ceiling for its foyer and waiting area – complementing the building’s impeccable ESG standards.
Not only does the seven-storey office building incorporate solar panels, energy efficient lighting and numerous energy saving initiatives, it will also have a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and EPC ‘A’ rating.
The office for Brodies LLP, which has moved to the upper three floors of Capital Square, is designed to WELL building standards, which helps to enhance the health and wellbeing of occupiers, and it combined its smart working knowledge into a dynamic space, supported by the latest workplace technology, design and fittings.
This included an impressive foyer, complete with a 223m2 HeartFelt® ceiling. Specified as a boxed panel in light grey 7596 and black 7594, this is a 100% recyclable ceiling, made from non-woven thermoformed PES fibres.
A popular choice among architects and designers who are looking to add an environmentally friendly and original ceiling with superior acoustic properties, HeartFelt® is also lightweight and certified Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Bronze.
Hugh Bell, technical sales manager at Hunter Douglas Architectural, said: “A HeartFelt® ceiling certainly provides the ‘wow’ factor when it comes to aesthetic appeal and including it in such an impressive office building of the calibre of Capital Square, with its superb ESG credentials, demonstrates that it provides both style and substance.”
The HeartFelt® collection now comprises: linear ceiling and wall systems, which are available in rounded and box-shaped panels; baffles; origami – based on the ancient folding technique; and the multipanel, providing even greater design freedom because it allows the felt system to be mixed with other Hunter Douglas ceiling panels.
The colour range has also expanded from five grey shades to also include five earth tones, from umber to crème.
HeartFelt® is available in heights of 55, 64, 80 and 105 mm and complies with regulations for use in non-polluting buildings. It is resistant to dirt and dust, meets the indoor European standard EN 15251, and EN 13501 Class B, S1, d0 fire certification. The panels are available in up to 6m lengths and are fixed via a special carrier system, which is also recyclable.
It also provides superior acoustic comfort, with tests recording absorption values (αw) between 0.45 (module 100) and 0.70 (module 50).