Panmure Gordon, one of London’s oldest financial institutions, occupied the recent retail and commercial development, One New Change, in 2012. Their 15,000 sq ft office, designed and built by leading fit-out contractor Maris Interiors, had a front-of-house meeting suite where sensitive and confidential meetings were held on an hourly basis. The back office consisted of various business operations such as HR, Traders and the Research team.
Despite having an exceptional partition/ceiling specification in the meeting suite, conversations were intelligible across the rooms and out to reception. The main cause of this was the low noise floor of the building, which measured approximately 35dBA. Acoustic Comfort was employed to provide a solution to provide speech privacy, with every other avenue exhausted.
The client chose to install the LogiSon sound masking system, due to its acute tuning and addressability. The ability to have complete control over each individual room was key for the client as a means of eliminating any risk, since many of the visitors to the space were key to the business.
Thanks to the success of the meeting suite installation, the client added further treatment to the back office areas such as the trading floor, corridors and management offices.