derian house children's hospice
derian house children's hospice

Derian House – Fit for the Future

dBx Acoustics Ltd was delighted to be acoustic consultant for Derian House Children’s Hospice‘s Fit For The Future’ £1.6 million refurbishment scheme.

We worked with 10Architect and Scott Hughes Design to produce a cost effective acoustic design which resolved acoustic issues experienced by the staff and by the visiting children, young adults, and their families. This included enhancing privacy between family flats and between sensitive spaces, improving accessibility by controlling acoustic conditions in office, messy play, sensory and dining areas, and ensuring new building services noise levels were appropriately controlled.

The project completed in January 2020 and we are pleased to have played our part in ensuring Derian House is fit for another 25 years (or more!) providing palliative, specialist respite and end of life care for children and young adults throughout the North West region. Read more about the project here.


dBx Case Studies - Office & Workspace

As we emerge dazed from our home offices and start getting back into the workplace, we are sure to become more aware of the noises around us, which can distract us or prevent us from performing effectively.

In open-plan offices, for example, it can be important to be able to communicate with your immediate team, but you don’t want to be able to hear everything that Loud Howard across the room is describing. Confidentiality in meeting rooms, quiet rooms, and cellular offices, can all be critical too.

In a busy call centre, it’s important that the hubbub of other voices doesn’t distract an individual call handler, or affect a caller’s experience, ability to hear, or perception of privacy.

The acoustic design of workspaces considers all of these factors holistically, balancing specification and detailing with appropriate levels of background noise and room acoustic treatments to enhance productivity and comfort.

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