Open plan office acoustics

Addressing office acoustics

Relocating to a new HQ building represented quite a change for Visualsoft. They were moving from a very multicellular building that had once been an old hotel into a completely modern, open plan layout.

Some of the staff were fearful that the noise of 200 staff working open plan would make it difficult to concentrate. So we designed something to address this.

acoustic blades 

Sound control solution

We commissioned colourful blades and lattice of Autex Cube™ from Autex Acoustics to be hung over the noisiest areas. This cost effectively delivered Class A sound control where it was needed most.

acoustic lattice as light surround acoustic lattice as light surround

Cube™ is a completely safe, non-toxic, non-allergenic and non-irritant decorative and functional medium that give superior sound absorption without compromising aesthetics.

The result is the sound of lively chatting, banter and rattling crockery is dissipated and absorbed. The echo of phone calls, collaborative conversation and general office noise at people’s desks is effectively controlled.

acoustic blades

You may also be interested in

Design & Layout

Art in the workplace: a nicety or a necessity?

Many organisations don’t budget for art in their commercial interiors projects. Yet some feel “art is a critical component – on par with light, air, ergonomics and quiet spaces” in a well considered office design. We think the tide is turning and more businesses are starting to feel that art is a necessity for their workspace.

Read More »

Our Office

Elsworth House, 
Herries Rd S, 

S6 1QS
United Kingdom 

Phone: +44 (0)114 233 1115
Email: [email protected]


"The team at Dale were incredibly
efficient, friendly and helpful, and
we couldn’t recommend them more
Gavin Whiley
Managing Director at Havwoods Designer
"Our new office will help us grow our
business further, attract Bradford’s
top talent and enhance our team’s
Victoria Davey
Gordons Partner and Head of Operations