This lecture hall in Plymouth University’s Roland Levinsky building was undergoing a refurbishment when we were called in to provide an acoustic solution. The lecture hall featured hard plasterboard finishes, which when coupled with the Audio Visual system in the room, required some sound absorption to make it acoustically comfortable.
To meet the brief and to suspend the tiles, we created a custom frame to suspend the tiles from the ceiling. The gap between the panels and the ceiling increase the acoustic capibilities of the panels, and served to hide existing ceiling vents and services. We custom cut holes into the panels to allow for light fittings, and finished the panels with a copper powercoat trim. Overall, the ceiling rafts covered a 40m2 area.
For added acoustic absorption, we installed the wall panels with a 100mm gap – allowing the panels to absorb extra noise across all faces.
An eye catching acoustic feature for the lecture hall. The significant surface area covered by the panels give ample acoustic absorption to allow for effective communication and learning in the space.