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Project Details


York Science Park Tackle Nuisance Restaurant Noise

ParkCentral 3Park Central is the centrally located hub of theYork Science Park’s Innovation Centre. This contemporary space is a multipurpose area combined with restaurant facility and is readily adapted for meetings and conferencing. Good room acoustics are therefore not only desirable for the relaxation of diners, but essential for clear speech communication during meetings and conferences.

 Park Central was marred by excessive reverberation noise stemming from the hard surfaces such as wooden floors, glazing and table tops that resulted in a difficult environment for diners and users. Park Central were conscious of the nuisance restaurant noise and contacted Sonata Acoustics to resolve the problems they where encountering.

The client brief was to propose treatment that not only addressed the restaurant noise, but essentially gave due regard for the existing interior design and preferably treatment to the ceiling only.  Sonata Vario absorbers were introduced to the free areas of the ceiling. This resulted in major improvement of the environment, giving crisp clarity of speech, reduced noise from cutlery and chairs, and generally gave a more pleasant and relaxing environment. The Sonata Vario absorbers used for the noisy restaurant appear to respect and arguably enhance the distinctive Park Central dining area.

Feedback from David Garside – Facilities Manger at the York Science Park: “ The project was a trouble free and painless experience and required very little effort on our part.”

“Staff have commented on the difference without knowing how it was achieved …..thanks for a good job well done and quickly.”

Sonata offers an extensive range of sound 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 restaurant noise problem, please contact acoustics@sonataacoustics.co.uk or call 020 3286 9257. For a full range and gallery of all Sonata Acoustic products please visitwww.sonataacoustics.co.uk