Acoustic Plaster Solutions for University of Oxford Development
Posted on 28 October 2019
Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics are delighted to have been involved with the renovation of the H B Allen Centre, part of Keble College, at the University of Oxford. As the centre was undergoing extensive modernisation, we were asked to provide an acoustic plaster solution to absorb sound energy and reduce reverberation within the building.
Keble College was founded in memory of John Keeble in 1870, who was well known for his best-selling Christian verse. The college's aim back in the 19th Century was to make an Oxford education accessible to "gentlemen wishing to live economically" and to provide a great and affordable education for those wishing to study there. Now, Keble College are looking to the future and made plans to build a new graduate centre: The H B Allen centre.
The H B Allen centre is situated 300 meters North of the existing college and offers a multi-purpose space for 230 graduates. Consisting of top-quality accommodation, seminar rooms and a lecture theatre seating up to 120 people, the centre's acoustics needed to be top notch.
We worked closely with MICA Architects throughout the duration of the project to install the specialist acoustic plaster system to ensure it matched the concept design. Our installations took place in private offices, seminar rooms and the lecture hall to reduce echo in places where discussion will take place. Thanks to our specialist acoustic plaster installation, our client, AT Jones, achieved an acoustically healthy atmosphere in a variety of rooms within the brand-new centre. For more information on our acoustic plaster services, contact us.