CM Acoustics was contacted by Soft Touch Arts (a leicester based youth arts charity) to design acoustic treatment for their newly renovated theatre space. The space suffered from long audible decay times in the mid and high frequencies. Soft Touch Arts asked cm acoustics to design acoustic panels to dampen this down.
The custom acoustic treatment needed to be in large panels as opposed to lots of smaller panels, additionally, they required one of the panels to reflect the shape of the organisations logo (which resembled a plectrum shape).
CM Acoustics passed the proposed designs to their CAD team, and once the designs were approved they went into production and manufacture began.
The manufacturing process involved a combination of machined CNC'd mdf sheet and also bespoke joinery to create the shapes/sized panels. Special care had to be taken in the design of the framework of the panels, due to the size and weight that the finish panels would be.
Once the custom acoustic treatment manufacture was complete a date was set for installation. The ceiling height was 7.5m so special access was required including Genie stacker lifts and bird cage scaffolding.
Each panel was mounted into the available space between the ceiling trusses, to give a floating effect.
The below images show the site and finished installation.