Specialist Acoustic Plaster, Cambridge
Pacy & Wheatley have recently completed the installation of a specialist acoustic plaster system for Homerton College based in Cambridge as part of the construction of a new main dining hall; the building was a state of the art design utilising timber architecture. A feature, inverted roof was installed with glulam trusses and oak panelling making up the perimeter. The hall was designed by architects Fielden Fowles who created a great space and understood that they may have issues on an acoustical front which would require absorption being installed within the area.
Pacy & Wheatley were contacted by the principal contractor Barnes Construction to assist and following a number of differing products being offered settled with the Fade 25mm system offering a class B absorption over the sloping soffit. We installed 440m2 of the system which has a smooth, pure white finish to complement the room’s features.
The installation itself was quite awkward due to its height but the main contractor installed a great scaffold for our team to work from which helped the quality of the installation.
The absorption in the space has worked wonders and the diners can enjoy the atmosphere in the space much better with controlled reverberation.