111 Piccadilly, Manchester

dBx Acoustics supported Bruntwood throughout the redevelopment of the ground floor into flexible co-working space at 111 Piccadilly, Manchester.

Completed in 2020, the project was designed in accordance with the WELL – link to https://www.wellcertified.com/ building standard, which requires consideration of appropriate internal noise levels, privacy between adjacent spaces and room acoustics.

Acoustic concerns for this scheme included providing appropriate control of reverberation in areas including a cafe, open plan shared workspace and meeting rooms, while retaining the exposed coffered concrete soffit which is a feature of the building.

Where workspace is shared, privacy during meetings becomes especially important. To this end all partitions to meeting rooms, including doors and glazed panels, were acoustically specified. A folding partition dividing the largest meeting room was installed to meet the specific acoustic criteria.

dBx Acoustics supported the project with a noise survey and noise impact assessment for new items of external plant, and an assessment of noise break-in and noise emissions via the retained facade.