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Forth Valley College shortlisted for award

The institution is up for an 'Inspiring Learning Spaces' gong at the Education Buildings Scotland Awards

Posted by Julian Owen | October 08, 2017 | Interiors

Forth Valley College in Scotland and Heckmondwike, manufacturers of fibre-bonded flooring, are celebrating being shortlisted for an 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 Broadrib carpet to provide natural bordering to a number of its rooms. 

Bruce McLean, Area Manager for Heckmondwike in Scotland, said: “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 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.”

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