dBx Acoustics was founded in 2013 and has offices in central Manchester (Ancoats). We work nationwide on all kinds of projects, including large residential schemes, office fit out, and noise impact assessments. We are small but ambitious, and our reputation as technically excellent and innovative acoustic consultants is growing.
We take what we do seriously, but we’re a great place to work. We have an office dog, and we aren’t afraid to be a little silly, or to escape for ice cream and beer when the weather gets hot. We offer a workplace pension, and we are committed to supporting your personal and professional development. Oh, and we’re family friendly and flexible – if you’re looking for a part-time role, or are returning to work after a break, don’t be afraid to apply.
Our project portfolio is growing. We need your help to enable us to take on more of the country’s exciting schemes and maintain our high standards.
25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)
Cycle to work scheme
2 weeks paid sabbatical after 5 years service
Paid IOA membership and a ticket to the annual conference
2 volunteering days per year
Free time with our dog Scooby
We aren’t recruiting at the moment. All our vacancies will be advertised here and on social media. Please check back.
As the workplace evolves, more and more people are working flexibly – whether that be late at night, from a sun terrace in Italy, or in a specially designed co-working space.
Clockwise provide the latter – contemporary private offices and shared workspace with flexible membership plans. With sites in Belfast, Edinburgh and Glasgow, we were delighted to be asked to work on their “new kid on the dock” at the iconic Edward Pavilion on Liverpool’s world-famous Albert Dock.
Appointed by international construction company Ardmac in 2018 and working alongside architects 74, we were asked to help with specifying partitions between the workspaces. Sound insulation is very important for bustling co-working spaces, helping to provide settings that support different activities, such as having private conversations, focused/individual work and collaborative sessions.
We assisted the partition specification and detailing to maintain sound insulation between different workspaces while ensuring we didn’t impact the fabric of the building, which is a 19th century warehouse with preserved original features, including cast iron columns, Victorian brickwork and barrel vaulted ceilings.
We also worked on building services noise control, particularly on the upper floor, which features air handling units sitting on plant decks suspended within the open plan office space.
A historic building on a historic site, we’re proud to have worked on this challenging and exciting project.