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Their new European HQ also acts as a showpiece for the company's products.

Employees at Armstrong Ceiling Solutions in the UK are truly “living the brand”.

For moving offices has given the UK manufacturer the opportunity to truly showcase its systems at its new European headquarters - Harman House, just a stone's throw from its former home in Armstrong House in the market square in Uxbridge, Middlesex.

The move has enabled employees to enjoy a contemporary open-plan 9,000ft2 working environment that nevertheless comprises breakout areas, informal as well as formal meeting areas, and a stunning reception.

Designed and fitted out by Area, the new offices feature B-H 300 metal tiles on a 200m wide C-Profile grid in the reception area, MicroLook 8 metal lay-in tiles on a Prelude 15 grid in black in the breakout areas, and TechZone and UItima+ (the world's first Cradle to Cradle certified mineral tile range) in boardrooms.

The TechZone system incorporates building services such as lighting, ventilation and sprinklers in mineral, metal and wood tiles (mineral at Harman House). A range of compatible fixtures from partner companies have been pre-qualified for quick and easy fit and finish.

The reception and breakout spaces also feature the TrioGuard system -a high-performance dirt-resistant coating for metal ceiling tiles. All the Armstrong systems are designed to help optimise acoustics and natural light.

Area was on site for eight weeks. Project consultant Carl Burne said: “We have used Armstrong ceilings on a huge amount of our projects and will continue to do as they are a market leader. At Harman House, the Armstrong products look great and have performed exactly as we had hoped.”

The new open-plan arrangement of Harman House maximises collaboration while meeting rooms named after Armstrong products (such as Perla, the world's first individual mineral tile to win Cradle to Cradle certification) give extra privacy when required. In addition, the Optima and Ultima+ meeting rooms feature a custom printed metal ceiling tile with nature and London scenes for added interest.

Armstrong's Uxbridge employees are living a project that captures perfectly the company's mantra of “Inspiring Great Spaces”.

Wilfred Middel, VP and managing director, International Europe, said: “Our new European head office truly reflects the scope and versatility of our solutions, and more importantly, is a comfortable but inspiring place to work for our people.”

More information is accessible via the Armstrong Ceilings website https://www.armstrongceilings.com/commercial/en-gb/ or the manufacturer's app which is available from both the Apple store as well as the Google Play store, or by clicking on one of the links below with your mobile device www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Apple or www.armstrong.com/CeilingDownloads-Android.


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