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Forbo’s Floor Coverings Help to Energise
New Student Accommodation
Manchester design studio Jasper Sanders + Partners has used variety of Forbo’s products in
a combination of bright colours to create an energetic and enriching environment for the
tenants of Bristol’s latest student accommodation development.
asper Sanders, Design Director
outlined the design brief for New
Bridewell, which offers students
contemporary studio-living with
communal social spaces and quiet
study areas: “Students are now very
discerning about the quality of their
living environments,” he said, “and
our client, Fresh Student Living,
wanted us to create an inspiring and
vibrant place, which would not only
attract future tenants but also help
them to connect easily with one
another once they had moved in.”
Jasper chose to fit out all communal
areas with Tessera Layout carpet tiles
which he specified for their modular
format, contemporary colour palette and
robust durability. Anthracite grey provides
a unifying backdrop, connecting the
different activity spaces which are
highlighted with bright colour pops, yellow
being the dominant colour in study areas
and a mix of blue shades in more social
areas. The ‘pixellated’ layout was
specifically designed to reflect the long
history of the University’s Department of
Computer Science.
Tessera Layout was not the only Forbo
range used. “We needed to ensure that
students living here would not be
disturbed by noise pollution,” said Jasper.
“We installed Sarlon Acoustic Vinyl in the
studio flats, as the softer surface and
acoustic performance should significantly
reduce impact sound, and in turn,
improve the health and well-being of the
accommodation, you need to create
interiors that will excite and energise
students. It has been great working with
the team at Forbo as the service is quick
and efficient and the products on offer are
very stylish and well designed – helping
us to create the interiors we envisage.”
he New Bridewell project was awarded
the winning prize in the Fly Forbo
2016/17 competition.
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