"A well-designed acoustic scheme can contribute to productivity as the panels reduce echo and softens the working environment"

 
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Nick Baker, Facilities Coordinator, Investec Asset Management
www.investecassetmanagement.com


Q1. In your experience, do acoustic treatments make a difference?

We have had a large meeting room (dominated with glazing) and a breakout area with lots of hard surfaces fitted with acoustic panelling.  There are noticeable improvements to both areas and users are very happy with finished product.


Q2. Do you think a well-designed acoustic scheme makes people more productive?

A well-designed acoustic scheme can contribute to productivity as the panels reduce echo and softens the working environment.


Q3. Is aesthetics important i.e. how they look?

Aesthetics are really important as they have to blend in with the overall design intent of an office.


Q4. What do you think the future of acoustics will look like?

The future of acoustics will look thinner and lighter with the improvements in technology.