Multi-purpose acoustic solutions from Rockfon make sporting sense at Corelli College

July 19, 2016

Corelli College in London proudly opened its new sports complex earlier this year. The £2.6 million construction boasts a state of the art fitness suite, 4-court sports centre, PE classroom space and high quality changing and showering facilities.


The complex is designed to increase participation in sport both within the school and the wider community. Rockfon ceiling solutions were installed throughout to provide the required acoustic control and satisfy BB93 Building Regulation standards.

Corelli College was formerly Kidbrooke School, the country’s first purpose-built comprehensive. It came into prominence when Jamie Oliver launched his healthy school dinner’s campaign with dinner lady, Nora Sands. Now an Academy, the school is run as a co-operative and parents, staff and the local community can become members.

Successful collaboration

As well as working closely with the ceiling contractor, Rockfon collaborated with the architect Ariadni Beliati of EWA, Doug Mumford, Senior Surveyor of WW Martin and distributor CCF Ashford to ensure all materials were delivered to the exacting specifications and on time. Doug Mumford is particularly delighted with how well the project has gone:

“It was great having Rockfon on board. Their expertise and advice were invaluable. Everything was delivered on time and within budget. I couldn’t be happier.”

Wall panel chosen for its superior properties

Rockfon Samson wall panels were chosen for the main sports hall because they deliver exceptional acoustic comfort, are very strong, provide the highest fire safety and are easy to install and maintain. The wall panels can withstand impact from ball sports and tough daily use in this high activity area. Reverberation in what could be a very noisy, echoey space is controlled by Rockfon Samson’s excellent sound absorbent surface helping to create a comfortable acoustic environment where staff can communicate and be heard over the enthusiastic sports people in the hall.

The specifications for the sports hall were diverse and demanding but having worked with Rockfon before, I knew they would have a cost-effective solution.

Steven Pieri

Director, KRS Interiors
KRS Interiors

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