Restaurants and hotels are amongst our favourite projects to work on here at Agile Acoustics – and recently, we toasted an acoustic job well done at an Otley-based eaterie.
Restaurateurs like Alessandro Tocca (from Italian restaurant Buon Apps) approach us fairly regularly. Often, they want to reduce the noise levels in their premises, without ompromising the aesthetics of their space – and who could blame them?!
After all, when you’ve worked so hard to build up a customer base – which is due, in part, to the atmosphere you’ve created in your premises, why change? The good news is businesses who approach the team here at AgileAcoustics don’t need to make any drastically big changes to the way they operate – or the way their restaurant or bar looks.
Alessandro from Buon Apps was one of many of our clients to be experiencing issues with sound quality in his premises. The venue is part of a converted mill complex on the bank of the River Wharfe and it’s a gorgeous space, which deserves to be frequented regularly by diners looking for a meal in a relaxed ambience.
Buon Apps was crying out for an acoustic solution which looked great but was practical too. So, what did we come up with? We utilised specially-made Parallelogram tiles – and before long, we were presenting our ideas to Alessandro and the team. Of course, they loved it and we were soon installing the new acoustic solution.
Alessandro was extremely happy with the solution we proposed and later put in place – and he’s relieved to now be working from a space that doesn’t just look great, it sounds it too!
What did we do, then? During phase one of our project, we installed 20 of our specially-designed Parallelogram tiles, before introducing another 16 tiles to the restaurant once we started phase two. It was all stations go down at Alessandro’s restaurant – and the 50-mm thick tiles (as opposed to our standard 30mm-thick tiles) helped to provide extra absorption, while also ticking the ‘great design’ box that Alessandro was hoping our solution would tick!
What did Alessandro have to say about working with us, then? “I care passionately about every aspect of my customers’ dining experience and was delighted that AgileAcoustics helped me to improve this. The tiles look fantastic and really complement the style of the restaurant. It’s a pleasure to be stopped by customers and told how much they have enjoyed dining with us now that the ambience is just right.”
Think your restaurant could benefit from an acoustic transformation? Echo and reverberation due to the design and furnishings off a restaurant is still a big issue, with a 2016 Speak Easy Report by Action on Hearing Loss stating that nearly 80% of people have left a venue early due to the noise. But our practical solutions can – and do – help lots of businesses in the UK. Why not get in touch with the AgileAcoustics team to see how we can help?