A bustling Mediterranean restaurant in Kent with an open plan design and dominated by hard plasterboard surfaces – Ephesus’ customers were complaining of uncomfortable noise levels.
The restaurant’s layout, number of covers and reverberant surfaces, were combining to create a lenghty reverberation time and a clamorous acoustic environment.
We installed Class A acoustic absorbers from Ecophon to the restaurant’s ceiling, avoiding the busy and ornate walls. The panels absorb up to 90% of sound, are visually discreet and blend into the frost white colour of the restaurant.
We achieved a reverberation time of under two seconds – comfortable in acoustic terms and conducive to comfortable conversations for diners, without the straining of voices.