Acoustic Solutions for Britain’s Best Shopping Centre

Posted on 20 August 2019

Pacy & Wheatley Acoustics were delighted to be involved in the development of Victoria Gate shopping centre in Leeds following our commission by SCS Building Solutions Ltd. In 2017, the Victoria Gate won 'Best Shopping Centre' award having only been opened the year before.

This stunning shopping centre is home to many high-end brands, such as Anthropologie, Cath Kidston, Joules and the White Company. It was originally built to extend onto the brand-new John Lewis store, to provide customers with a luxury shopping experience.

Whilst the high ceilings feature a stunning geometric-style roof, there were high levels of reverberation within the arcade and this was failing to provide shoppers with a comfortable level of ambiance. Victoria Gate needed a Class A solution to their acoustic problems and needed the right product to provide customers with a pleasant and relaxing shopping experience.

The solution was acoustic plaster: a specialist plaster designed to optimise the acoustics of interior spaces. It works especially well in environments with high levels of reverberation, such as shopping centres and theatres, as it absorbs excess sound to provide clearer speech and music.

Pacy & Wheatley, therefore, supplied Victoria Gate with specialised roof panels with relief cuts which followed the curves of the roof and individual shop doors. This was a large project which involved specialist design and knowledge. The south mall's dimple areas proved to be especially complex, but we were able to overcome these obstacles with the help of SCS Building Solutions Ltd and Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM), whom also worked on the project.

Thanks to the Pacy & Wheatley team, reverberation was reduced to a good level and we were able to supply Victoria Gate with an acoustically healthy environment. We are proud to say that the project was completed on-time and on-budget.

Mr Darren Friend, Chief Executive of SCS Building Solutions Ltd was very pleased with our services:

"A massive thank you needs to go out to you and all your team involved as it has not been an easy project with the delays incurred to our start and so many other trades working alongside us at the same time and they have managed to overcome any problems on-site and produced an excellent job at the end of it all"

We love receiving such great feedback: it demonstrates that we have the expertise and experience to get the job done to the highest standard possible.

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    Old Boy

    Dimensions & weight

    3mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.75-0.80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,85 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.80-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.90-0,95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Straight Up

    Dimensions & weight

    25 mm: 26 mm (1 1/32 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 2.78 kg/m² (9.11 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 40 mm (1 37/64 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.12 kg/m² (13.51 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    93% per ASTM E147-98A.

    Fire safety classification

    25 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84, A2 s1d0 per ISO EN-13501-1:2018

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    25 mm-39 mm: 0 g/l (0,00 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.85-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.85 (class B)-0.95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.85-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,90 – 0.95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Stone Greyhound

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.45-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,50 (class D)-0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.50-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Silk White

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    90,0% per ASTM E147-98A.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    3 mm: NRC 0.30 per ASTM C423, Alpha W 0.35 (class D).

    25 mm: NRC 0.81-0.85 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,85 (class B)-0,90 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,95 – 1,00 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Silk Metallic Gold

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.75-0.85 enl. ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.70 (class C)-0.85 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.80-0.85 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.85 (class B) – 0.90 (class A) enl. ISO 354/ISO11654

    Secern

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    3 mm: NRC 0.30 per ASTM C423.

    25 mm: NRC 0.75-0.80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,80 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.85-0.90 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,95 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Sahara

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    3 mm: NRC 0.30 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0.35 (class D)

    25 mm: NRC 0.70-0.80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,75 (class C)-0,90 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.90-0.95 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,95 – 1,00 (class A) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    New England

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E147-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Color selection

    Can be tinted in the entire NCS, RAL, Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore color scale.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.74 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,80 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.75-80 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,80–85,00 (class B) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    Marble Hades

    Dimensions & weight

    3 mm: 3 mm (1/8 inch) thick. Weight (dry) 0.7 kg/m² (2,2 oz/ft²).

    25 mm: 28 mm (1,1 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 3.55 kg/m² (11,6 oz/ft²).

    39 mm: 42 mm (1,65 inch) total construction height. Weight (dry, excl. adhesive/mech. fasteners) 4.7 kg/m² (15,4 oz/ft²).

    Installation

    3 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. On most absorbent surfaces, primer may sometimes be needed.

    25 mm-39 mm: Can be mounted on walls or ceilings. On flat or vaulted surfaces. Can be mounted with no gaps on existing ceilings or wall surfaces, suspended mounted on plasterboard or suspended directly from a track system.

    Light reflectance

    3 mm-39 mm: 90,0% per ASTM E1477-98a.

    Fire safety classification

    3 mm-39 mm: Class A per ASTM E84; B s1d0 per ISO EN 13823.

    Cleaning and repair

    Can be vacuumed. Spots can be removed with water and sponge. Damaged surfaces can be repaired.

    Environment

    3 mm-39 mm: 4 g/l (0,03 lbs/gal) VOC (emissions) per ASTM D3960, LEED.

    Climate

    Installation temperatures should be between 15 °C and 32 °C (60 °F and 90 °F) with humidity that does not exceed 70%. Tested for mold growth per ASTM D3273.

    Sound absorption

    25 mm: NRC 0.45-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,50 (class D)-0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

    39 mm: NRC 0.50-0.60 per ASTM C423. Alpha W 0,55 (class D) per ISO 354/ISO11654.

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