Flora Building, London

Altro Ensemble brings luxury to new-style student accommodation

Altro Ensemble

“We really like the fact that Altro are a UK-based company, which allows them to provide easy access to stock that is manufactured locally. We didn’t have to wait for silly lead times.”

Oliver Eales,
Director, Ideal Interiors Southern Ltd


Flora Building is a radical and new concept in student accommodation. Focused on holistic wellbeing, the accommodation has been designed in a student-led project. Together with high-end studios and apartments, the resident students also enjoy facilities including bike storage, a courtyard and roof garden, onsite gym, gaming dens and a social hub.


The design team at Ideal Interiors were tasked with bringing a biophilic feel into the accommodation, maximising the impact of emotion-boosting natural colours and the health-enhancing power of light. The floor also needed to be hard-wearing, easy to clean and provide impact sound reduction – helping to reduce the noise in a large and busy student residence.


“The installers liked the fact Altro Ensemble has light and easy to carry boxes and also looked great, with the added benefits of the built-in acoustic layer, and a more luxurious feel.”

Oliver Eales, Director,
Ideal Interiors Southern Ltd

Altro Ensemble was selected as it met the design criteria but also provided a luxurious feel and offered a wide range of colours. The wood-look design options provided a biophilic feel, together with ease of cleaning thanks to Altro Easyclean™ Technology.

“Altro Ensemble is a fantastic product and we would definitely use it again. It has a great range of colours, fits the bill perfectly, and everybody was really happy with the installation and end result.”

Andrew Carrington,
Project Director, HG Construction

Looks great with:

Altro Whiterock Satins,
Altro Whiterock Digiclad (Custom),
Altro Whiterock wall designs

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