Keighley Civic Centre Hall
The Old Police Station in Keighley had recently undergone refurbishment that turned the bottom floor into a police museum and cafe. As part of the refurbishment, an events hall was created to accommodate various functions and Keighley Town Council itself. However, the hall was seriously marred noise reverberation due to the hard sound reflective surfaces within the room.
Alan Parry of Keighley Council was keen to address the noise problems within the hall and contacted Sonata Acoustics.
Director Alan Randall was able to provide a detailed model of the room and using Sonata Acoustics software, was able to give an accurate reverberation calculation and specify the correct amount of absorption required to solve the hall’s noise problem.
Two weeks from initial contact, Sonata were able to supply and fit wall mounted Vario panels in time for the hall to be opened. Keighley Council chose a combination of white and ‘ice cap’ blue colours for their Sonata absorption panels, matching the police theme of the building and museum.
The inclusion of Sonata Acoustics panels reduced the sound reverberation within the noisy hall and greatly enhanced the interior appeal of the building.
The Special Projects Co-ordinators later commented:
“We are so pleased that we had the correct testing and the correct final outcome. “
“I found the company very amenable, flexible and understanding to our very high specification needs. I would certainly recommend this company for other projects coming up.”
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.