A reverberation time of over four seconds was making this small community space a difficult environment for its users.
The bare brick walls and plasterboard ceiling were contributing to the propagation of noise in the space. As a multi-use space for the elderly, it was vital for the comfortable use of the space that these reverberant surfaces were controlled using acoustic materials.
We installed Class A acoustic absorbers from Ecophon.
The panels were installed on the vaulted ceiling to avoid the busy walls.
The installation reduced the reverberation time to just below one second.
The mopping up of excessive noise in the space has allowed the hall to be used as a multi-use space, as originally intended.