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Forbo Escapes: Discover and Reconnect 2021/2022

Win a UK Staycation or Experience

Forbo Escapes is our re-imagined annual design competition to find the crème de la crème of commercial projects featuring inspirational use of Forbo flooring and finishing products.

Forbo Escapes 2021/2022

Introducing Forbo Escapes

It's time to escape

Encouraging entries from Architects, Interior Designers and their teams from around the UK, the winning prize is a staycation or experience worth up to £6.5k* and the commended prize worth up to £1.5k*. Take yourself, take your family, take your team. Whoever you take - it’s time to escape.

To find out more view and/or download our brochure:
Forbo Escapes 2021/22
To be in with a chance of winning, simply fill in the on-line entry form
Tell us your top line project details, why you think it should win along with a few images which best represent your interiors. Good luck!

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Forbo Escapes Team or Family

Previous Winners

Winning Entries

We all want better places to work, play and live. To turn our spaces in to places; environments that mean something to all those who experience them. Our Annual Design competition has been established to recognise outstanding use of Forbo's extensive portfolio and projects which truly create better environments.

Take a look at all of the winning projects throughout the years as well as the highly commended projects.

Forbo Escapes RIB
Fly Forbo 2021/2022 The Refinery

The Refinery

Winning Entry 2021/2022

For The Refinery, a new build student accommodation complex in Leeds, Jasper Sanders + Partners looked to create a fresh and contemporary interior design scheme that underpinned the site’s historic significance. With a variety of activity zones, Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera Cloudscape carpet tiles and Sarlon acoustic sheet vinyl were specified, helping to create a fully integrated and striking space that meets the demands of modern student living. The project received top marks in the Fly Forbo 2020/21 competition.

Built on a former industrial site near Leeds City Centre, The Refinery is a 397-room student accommodation complex providing high quality apartments, shared living spaces and a whole host of amenities.
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Milton Keynes Cancer Centre

Winning Entry 2021/2022

Combining contemporary aesthetics with exceptional performance, an array of solutions from Forbo Flooring Systems’ portfolio have been installed throughout the state-of-the-art Cancer Centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital (MKUH). Designed by Ryder Architecture, the facility brings patient experience to the fore, where the integrated flooring scheme seamlessly guides users through the building.

An extension of the main hospital, the Cancer Centre at MKUH brings together all of the cancer services under one roof, which were previously provided from three separate locations on the hospital site. Split over two floors, the £15m dedicated facility offers a 24-bed inpatient ward, outpatient consultation rooms, procedure and specialist treatment rooms, a chemotherapy suite, alongside a wellbeing support service.
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Fly Forbo 2021/2022 Milton Keynes Cancer Centre
Project Rejuvenate by Parker Hannifin

Project Rejuvenate by Parker Hannifin

Winning Entry 2019/2020

With the help of Forbo Flooring Systems integrated portfolio of solutions, the Bioscience Filtration Division of Parker Hannifin in Birtley, County Durham, was transformed into a contemporary, uplifting and dynamic workplace environment. Labelled 'Project Rejuvenate', the scheme designed by Blake Hopkinson Architecture was awarded top marks in the annual Fly Forbo 2019/20 competition.

Having been adapted in a relatively ad-hoc and sporadic manner over the years, Blake Hopkinson Architecture was brought on board to take a holistic approach and completely remodel the whole site to reflect the global values of the Parker Hannifin brand.
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Bank of Scotland

Highly commended 2019/20

Based in the heart of Glasgow, the Bank of Scotland’s flagship branch required a makeover that would add personality to the brand, while reflecting the bank’s proud Scottish roots. Specified by M Worldwide, an array of Forbo Flooring Systems solutions were installed throughout the building to help create a warm and welcoming space and provide the bank with its own identity.

Forbo’s Tessera In-Touch carpet tile planks in a variety of colourways, including a bespoke shade, and Allura Wood Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT) were chosen to create an integrated flooring scheme that would seamlessly connect the various areas of the space.
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Bank of Scotland Flagship Tessera In-Touch
Halifax Flagship Store Allura and Westbond

Halifax Flagship

Winning Entry 2018/2019

The versatile and contemporary aesthetics of Forbo Flooring Systems’ portfolio has led to an array of its floor coverings being installed at the UK’s first-ever Halifax flagship branch. The state-of-the-art project, which is unlike any traditional bank, has been awarded top honours in the annual Fly Forbo 2018/19 competition.

Designed by leading retail and brand consultancy firm, Honest, the 13,500 sq ft Halifax branch located on Oxford Street in Central London, replaces the former Dorothy Perkins and Burton flagship store. Spanning over three floors and split into different zones, the interior design incorporates vibrant colours and inviting furnishings to create a welcoming and homely environment.
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iQ Student Accomodation

Highly Commended 2018/2019

With the standard repetitive fixtures and fittings no longer ticking the box for student accommodation design, Maxwell Green Design Ltd enlisted the help of Forbo Flooring Systems to breathe a new lease of life into the communal areas of iQ Student Accommodation’s new property in Hammersmith, London.

When iQ Student Accommodation obtained the building, it realised very quickly that the communal spaces were tired, dated and very uninspiring. As such, it approached Maxwell Green Design Ltd for its interior expertise. The result is a contemporary and fun interior that will satisfy the sophisticated needs of today’s students for a long time – so much so, that it went on to be awarded the Highly Commended status in the Fly Forbo 2018/19 competition.
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iQ Hammersmith
Ernest Place

Ernest Place

Winner 2017/2018

Pushing the boundaries of high quality student accommodation deign, Ernest Place, located in Durham City centre is more akin to a luxury hotel, high quality specifications on material finishes were chosen to complement the wow-factor accommodation and associated facilities. Within this brief, a host of Forbo Flooring Systems' products were installed adding significant interest; not only in creating spaces of sophistication and comfort, but also in forming clear circulation zones. The superbly designed interior has led this project winning the annual Fly Forbo 2017/2018 competition.
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Mills & Reeve

Highly Commended 2017/2018

A prestigious law firm has refurbished its Norwich branch to create a smart office environment that incorporates a homely feel, using three shades of Allura Wood from Forbo Flooring Systems. Mills & Reeve's new office was designed by architects Feilden + Mawson and has subsequently won the Highly Commended prize in Fly Forbo 2017/2018.
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Mills and Reeve
New Bridewell Student Accomodation

New Bridewell Student Accommodation

Winning Entry 2016/2017

Jasper Sanders, Design Director: “The different activity areas are distinguished yet connected through the floor design. We opted for Forbo’s Tessera Layout carpet tiles for this area, as the collection is available in a variety of bright, contemporary colours, and the modular format meant that we could create a unique design, reflecting the long history of the University’s Department of Computer Science.”
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Glasgow Caledonian University

Highly Commended 2016/2017

The future looks bright for students at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) thanks to its newly refurbished airy and inviting library space. Using Forbo Flooring Systems’ Marmoleum Modular in contrasting colours and designs, a unique yet functional flooring design has been created, which has also led the project to be recognised as the winner of the Highly Commended award in the 2016/17 Fly Forbo competition.
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Glasgow Caledonian University
The Kelpies Visitor Centre

The Kelpies Visitor Centre

Winning Entry 2015/2016

Soaring 30 metres into The Helix Park skyline in Falkirk, The Kelpies can be admired all year round from the contemporary visitor centre,
designed by architects Nicoll Russell Studios. Using Forbo Flooring Systems’ Allura Stone range to create a pattern which is designed to be reminiscent of the panels on the Kelpies and also have a connection with the granite colours on the external plaza area. The architects were able to create a welcoming interior, while reflecting the abstract designs of the world’s largest equine sculptures – which helped the project win the 2016 Fly Forbo competition.

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The Urgent Care Centre

Highly Commended 2015/2016

The patients and staff of Chorley Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre can view the colourful life of the ocean’s coral beds, thanks to Forbo Flooring Systems’ digitally printed vinyl floor covering. This unique flooring design helped the interior designer at Frank Whittle Partnership win a Highly Commended award in the Fly Forbo 2015/2016 competition.

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Urgent Care Centre
CGT Fly Forbo 2014 winner

Cummins Generator Technologies

Winning Entry 2014/2015

When Cummins Generator Technologies moved its global headquarters to a new location in Peterborough, they called upon James Cubitt & Partners architects to transform the empty and dated premises into a lively and productive office environment for its employees. By installing a wide range of Forbo Flooring Systems’ products, James Cubitt & Partners was able to reflect the company’s heritage, whilst producing a thoroughly modern and invigorating working environment for its employees – which helped the project win the 2014 Fly Forbo competition.

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IT Alliance

Highly Commended 2014/2015

Peacock Interiors in Dublin, Ireland, has created a symbiosis between two office floors at I.T. Alliance Group’s new premises, which won the Highly Commended prize in the 2014 Fly Forbo competition. This was achieved by installing a mixture of Forbo Flooring Systems’ Tessera Teviot and Westbond carpet tiles in a striking pattern to reflect the company’s corporate colours and branding, whilst maintaining a fresh and contemporary space.

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IT Alliance Fly Forbo 2014

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

The Forbo Escapes design competition terms and conditions must be read and accepted by all entrants and it is essential that all entries made meet these requirements.

Please read the full terms and conditions here: Terms and Conditions

Forbo Escapes 2021/2022