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Fine acoustics help to deliver world-class school

Fine acoustics help to deliver world-class school

A new state-of-the-art primary school has opened its doors giving the community of Wellesley, Aldershot a modern and sustainable, purpose-built learning facility. Marking a £10.6m investment, the Hampshire County Council (HCC) designed school strives to provide an excellent start to a child’s learning. Heradesign Superfine from Knauf AMF offers a positive contribution to this vision by helping to create a healthy acoustic environment.

Over time, the school will provide 420 places for pupils, therefore reducing the impact of noise in the new facility was an important consideration in the school’s design. Renowned for its excellent sound absorption properties, 700m2 of Heradesign Superfine was specified by the architects in nine classrooms and two halls, in a Natural colour.

Heradesign is a range of ceiling tiles and wall absorbers manufactured from sustainably sourced wood-wool with a unique, organic aesthetic that can be made to match any colour as ceilings, fins, rafts and wall absorbers to help create visually stimulating interiors. Thanks to the technologically-advanced mineral wool core, Heradesign demonstrates exceptional sound absorption which makes it suitable for a variety of environments, from schools and leisure buildings through to offices and hospitals.

“Heradesign Superfine has an effective acoustic performance with an attractive surface finish. The product gives a natural warm finish to the ceilings and contributes to the comfort and acoustic performance of a building.”

Working on behalf of main contractor Osborne, Broadsword Group installed the ceiling tiles within the classrooms and halls. Paul Harris of Broadsword comments: “We have been using Knauf AMF products for many years now and find their systems to be so easy to install. Not only do they offer superb levels of sound insulation, aesthetically they offer a great finish!”

Knauf AMF has unrivalled experience when it comes to creating inspirational interiors for education and multi-use buildings. The company’s wealth of knowledge and expertise means they are uniquely placed to tackle the most demanding acoustic challenges. For more information, visit or email