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Sonata Acoustics Remove The Problems Of A Noisy Office At Barnsley Town Hall

Barnsley Town Hall is a Grade A listed building, opened in 1933.The Town Hall houses many of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council departments. The building exterior is a white Portland Stone resembling Stormont Parliament Buildings in Northern Ireland, whilst the interior combines hard sound reflective surfaces such as marble, plasterboard and glass window.

Between 2010 and 2012 the building underwent an extensive full refurbishment. The Town Hall recognised the need for improvement to sound clarity between staff and staff-to-public when communicating on telephones and in person. Alan Randall at Sonata Acoustics was contacted by Barnsley City Council to arrange improvement to their office noise problem.

The building had a variety of key interior features including gold finish to elevators, door handles and stair frames. Barnsley MBC were keen to compliment these features by choosing 70 no. Sonata Memo acoustic notice boards and Sonata Memo acoustic room dividers with option for gold coloured frames (RAL 4000) and soft brown facing fabric (‘Toffee’).

The installation of Sonata sound absorption panels reduced background noise for staff and public, leading to a more efficient workplace. The incorporated room dividers and notice boards to Sonata Panels also provided a multi-function option to Barnsley Town Hall.

Barnsley Council Memo            Barnsley Town Hall

Sonata offers an extensive range of sound solutions using Sonata Acoustic absorption panels. Panels are available in a variety of designs and sizes. Panels can be bespoke and made to order and come in range of colours to suit any environment. Once installed they provide a beautiful solution to any absorption problem.

Sonata Acoustics use an innovative non-shedding acoustic foam, as opposed to the mineral fibre materials found in most other absorbent products. The use of non-shedding , non-itching materials in environments such as education or healthcare is much preferred by end user and installer alike.

If you have a noise problem, please contact acoustics@sonataacoustics.co.uk or call  020 3286 9257.