Fenchurch Street, London


Technology services and management consulting firm Accenture required improved privacy for their phone booths and open plan areas.

Accenture’s ‘Callisto’ area comprises a small open plan office flanked by 5 phone booths for private calls. The area is designed for senior management to drop in and carry out focus work. Untreated, the space provided little in the way of acoustic privacy whilst conversations leaking from the phone booths created distractions for those working in the open plan.

To ensure that privacy was achieved and distractions were reduced Workplace Creations engaged the Acoustic Comfort team from Screen Solutions to design, install and commission the LogiSon Acoustic Network sound masking system to the booths/open plan and install Reverb 25 acoustic panelling to control reverberation inside the booths.

The solutions were installed overnight with no disruption to the business.

Sound level tests: cellular office

These example test results measure sound leaking from a closed meeting room into an open plan area.

  • For both tests, a person was positioned in the conference room with the door closed.
  • Sound pressure measurements were taken in the open plan area.
  • For the first half of each test, there was no speech.
  • For the second half, the person in the conference room spoke with a ‘presentation’ voice.