Unique product innovation has seen Acheson & Glover (AG) awarded a specialist education contract in the Republic of Ireland, valued at £60,000.
The campus project in Stephenstown, Ballbriggan, consists of two-schools; a new 1000 pupil post-primary and a 24 classroom primary school, and is in partnership with architects, Kennedy Fitzgerald and contractors, Ganson Building and Civils.
Part of an overall Government commitment to build new schools in areas that have had vastly increased residential volumes, AG was awarded the contract as a result of its unique masonry block, specifically designed to help control reverberation time.
The Alphacrete Acoustic Block meets the acoustic standards of the Department of Education’s Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) and enables architects to fully comply with regulations; its primary effect being a reduction on reverberation in sports halls thereby significantly reducing sound energy.
Stephen Acheson, Managing Director at AG, said: “At AG, we constantly strive to innovate and maintain our reputation as a key solutions provider to architects, designers and specifiers throughout the UK and Ireland; allowing them to realise their project visions.
“This contract is important to us for two reasons – not only does it cement our foothold in one of our primary markets, the Republic of Ireland, it also reaffirms our expertise in delivering on education specialist projects through the creation of unique and ingenious products.”
The Alphacrete Acoustic Blocks were supplied in Classico Blanco and Ernstonebuff to facilitate the architect’s requirement of maximising the project’s opportunities for natural light and incidental social space.
This latest project represents AG’s third acoustic job in the last 18 months.