International technology gaming company Smartgames occupied the brand new Buckley Building in Clerkenwell Green early in 2013. Acoustic Comfort were engaged by leading design and build company, Oktra, at the start of the design process to ensure that the new space provided the correct acoustic landscape to work in.
High on the agenda was incorporating the necessary levels of absorption through the meeting rooms, open plan and break out areas. The space was comprised of concrete, glass and plasterboard so it was recognised early on that the client would suffer from high levels of reverberation unless treated.
Acoustic Comfort provided all the reverberation calculations to ensure that the correct quantum of absorption was added in each of the different areas. There was a combination of standard Camira fabrics and high resolution printed graphics (1400 DPI) that mimicked the red and snow themed brickwork walls of the building, which added spectacular imagery. In the open plan, suspended acoustic ceiling islands were introduced to ensure noise and reverberation was kept to a minimum.
Working closely with the Oktra design team, Acoustic Comfort helped provide a comfortable working environment which looked fantastic.