Armstrong Ceilings has shortlisted twenty sub-contractors from its Omega national network to compete in its GRID OFF competition, after inviting fixers to submit flagship projects which showcase their ability.
The selected sub-contractors have been asked to enter a team of two fixers into the competition at the Birmingham NEC on April 6th. The contest will see teams go head to head to install a T grid and board-edged 600mm x 600mm mineral tile system in a 7.2m2 space, with commentary from boxing pundit Steve Bunce.
Armstrong are offering up a pair of Omega Seamaster Aqua Terra James Bond limited edition watches to the winners, as well as four tickets to watch Anthony Joshua fight Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO super heavyweight world championship at Wembley on April 29th to the runners-up.
Installers have been shortlisted for outstanding projects across the education, leisure and commercial sectors.
Those chosen for their work on education projects include Diespeker (interiors) for Damers School in Dorchester, Dorset; DV McColl for Ayrshire College in Kilmarnock;New Forest Ceilings for Solent University; GLJ Contracts for Rednall Primary School in Shropshire and Top Fix Interiors for its work at Wiltshire College. Grimes Finishings was also shortlisted for its conversion of the former media centre at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to a new satellite campus for Loughborough University.
Richard Kemble Contracts is one of five sub-contractors shortlisted for leisure projects, for its work on the new ice arena Wales in Cardiff.
Other shortlisted sub-contractors within the leisure category include Taylor Hart for the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham; Newey Ceilings for Wednesfield Library in Wolverhampton, Peveril Interiors for Bingham Methodist Church in Nottinghamshire, and John Atkinson Interiors for Headingley Carnegie Stadium in Leeds.
Installers shortlisted for commercial projects include Telling Finishings for a new FANUC robot facility in Coventry; Carter Ceilings for a new DC Thompson publishing office in Dundee;H+L Ceilings for a luxury car showroom in Bristol; Coyle Suspended Ceilings for new offices in Belfast and Bellwood Interiors for new offices in Milton Keynes.
These companies were joined by Great Yarmouth Ceilings for Yarmouth Summit offices for start-up businesses; Lakeside Ceilings and Partitions for British Gas in Oxford; SCL Interiors for the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology in Cambridge; and SCI for a waste recycling plant in Derby.
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