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reland’s most iconic new building, the Central Bank of Ireland on the banks of the River Liffey, was recently renovated

into the show-stopping demonstration of success it is today, after sitting for years as an unfinished shell; a symbol of the recession. Now it breathes new life as Ireland’s first ever BREEAM “Outstanding” rated building, setting an example of progressive construc- tion that thinks about the future. Architects Henry J Lyons achieved this by

designing the large sweeping interiors to be as user friendly as possible for the Bank’s staff, by specifying acoustic wood panels from Woodfit Acoustics, made from MEDITE PREMIER FR. This MDF panel from MEDITE SMARTPLY is flame retardant for safe use in public buildings and is produced using FSC certified timber, from sustainably managed forests in Ireland; all the essentials to make this board suitable for the Bank’s new interior. In doing this, the building is reaffirmed as

a symbol of renewal, recovery and wellbeing, both economically and by offering these

elements to those who use it as their daily workplace. The modern interior is conducive to teamwork and collaboration through use of natural light, safe, natural materials and acoustic performance. Supplied by Noyeks, Woodfit provided the custom-made acoustic systems and non- acoustic panelling throughout, using veneered MEDITE PREMIER FR, variously finished for use in different areas. The finished panels range from ebonized slat ceilings and slat walls, custom white washed perforated

panelling which extends seven storeys high, and perforated oak ceiling tiles throughout the work areas. The environmental building standard BREEAM is one of the world’s leading sustainability

assessment methods

for construction. Awarding credits for use of FSC certified building products, it recognises and reflects the value in higher performing products and projects across the built environment lifecycle. MEDITE PREMIER FR is produced in

both Euroclass B and C. CARB2 compliant, it also has a smooth finish and can be made in a range of sizes and thicknesses, giving it the versatility to suit numerous applications from hotel foyers, offices, public libraries, schools and other public buildings. It’s suitable for use as a wall lining and in ceiling applications, and has been certified for use in fire resistant partition systems. premier-fr

James Latham has just launched its second showroom, this time in Manchester. Just like the London studio, the new Manchester facility reinforces Latham’s single-source supplier status, showcasing an enormous range of its exclusive and semi-exclusive decorative panel and timber materials all under one roof. Rob Goodman, Specification Manager,

James Latham said, “This new showroom really is a one-stop-shop for specifiers and has been created to inspire the North West’s architectural and design community who are looking to specify materials for both inside and outside the building, providing expert advice and enabling them to keep abreast of the latest trends and developments in surface solutions.” “James Latham’s enormous product portfolio includes some of the most recognised panel and timber brands in the world and just like our London showroom, this new facility is the perfect platform to

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ollowing the enormous success of its first Product Specification Showroom which opened in London in 2016,

showcase the sheer breadth of our offering, all from a single source.” As well as a showroom, the space is

also being used for networking events, surface and material launches and demonstrations, presentations, meetings, training and CPD seminars. Please visit James Latham’s website for

updates on forthcoming events and follow them on twitter and facebook or why not drop in and take a look around. The showroom, which is located at 31a Tib

Street, Manchester, M4 1LX is open between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday – Friday.

0161 537 1185


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