Linear wood ceiling for RNOH’s striking atrium

Architectural product specialist, Hunter Douglas Architectural, has supplied its leading solid wood linear ceiling for a new £40 million hospital in London that has replaced buildings dating back to the Second World War.

Some 278 m2 of the solid wood linear ceiling are helping to create a warm welcome for staff, patients, and visitors, at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, as part of the first stage in the RNOH NHS Trust’s redevelopment of the site. Architect, BDP, specified Siberian Larch timber slat panels for the ceiling in the atrium, which tops a five-storey open and fully glazed entrance to the hospital. The Class O treated larch, with a UV-resistant varnish, was pre-fitted with an acoustic fleece to the open joint. MPG Contracts installed the panels – designed with a pre-fixed clip system to ensure faster installation – onto a Hunter Douglas Architectural metal suspension rail. The clips for the linear system allow it to be provided as 50% demountable.

Juliette Halliday, national sales manager at Hunter Douglas Architectural, said: “The solid wood ceiling is a lovely contrast to glass, the clean white stairwells, and grey metal panels, creating a sense of warmth, as well as providing acoustic comfort. The atrium and entrance is a very impressive space, and I’m delighted that Hunter Douglas Architectural has played a part in this prestigious hospital project.”



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