The UK’s leading manufacturer of fibre bonded flooring, Heckmondwike, and Forth Valley College in Scotland, are celebrating their achievement in being shortlisted for an exciting Education Buildings Scotland award. The shortlisting is for the ‘Inspiring Learning Spaces’ award in recognition of the flooring solution at Forth Valley College’s flagship Stirling campus.
The College selected Heckmondwike’s Array carpet tile range, which features a mid-width rib design and a charcoal background enhanced with a subtle linear pattern. The Array range was used in conjunction with Heckmondwike’s popular Broadrib carpet, to provide natural bordering to a number of its rooms.
Bruce McLean, Area Manager for Heckmondwike in Scotland, explains: “We are delighted that Education Buildings Scotland has recognised the contribution our products have made to the inspiring interior created at Forth Valley College’s Stirling campus. It’s a real honour to have been included in the shortlist. Our Array carpet was a great choice by Forth Valley College. It’s a really hardwearing, design-led carpet, suitable for heavy traffic areas, but with a bright, contemporary look and its durability means it will retain its attractive appearance for many years to come. The addition of Broadrib, to border the spaces and create unique learning zones is inspirational.”
Andrew Lawson, Associate Principal and Executive Director – HR ＆ Operational Effectiveness at Forth Valley College , said: “A great deal of creative thinking and hard work went into developing these new learning spaces at our Stirling Campus and we are delighted to have this recognised by this nomination in the inaugural Education Buildings Scotland Awards. This is the start of a journey to ensure all our main campus sites offer flexible spaces for our staff and students and I would like to thank the excellent efforts of my colleagues involved in the project and the contractors who worked on this project, especially Heckmondwike.”
This new award recognises the project team that has successfully delivered either a new build or refurbishment project in a Scottish learning environment. The award has attracted a host of prestigious project entries and the final presentation event will take place on 21 November at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Edinburgh.
The Array range comprises 12 colour options including Peacock, Blue, Black, Red, Lime, Purple, Magenta, Copper, Emerald, Marble, Violet and Fuchsia. Like all Heckmondwike’s products, Array can be cut on-site without the risk of fraying, allowing individual flooring designs to be created and installed with ease and, as with the rest of Heckmondwike collection, Array carpet tiles offer antistatic and anti-slip properties and excellent acoustic and thermal performance.
Heckmondwike carpet tiles are British-made and provide outstanding performance, as well as being backed by a 10 year limited wear warranty, which means they can be specified in complete confidence.