Clyde & Co

Law firm Clyde & Co in Oxford required their client meeting suite to be highly flexible, with complete privacy during confidential discussions.

The space needed to have individual client confidential meeting rooms where they could meet with their lawyers to discuss their cases in strict privacy, and also be capable of holding large events for their clients.

To achieve these two functions the design team created the client meeting rooms from sliding glazed and solid partitioning walls that could be closed for the private meetings and then quickly opened to create a large open space for the next event.

To ensure complete confidentiality the design team engaged Acoustic Comfort to design, install and commission the LogiSon Sound Masking System, which manages the ambient noise level in the space to create completely private client meeting rooms.

The installation and commissioning of the LogiSon system was affected overnight without the client being aware of its introduction into the design.

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.