Green Acres Woodland Burials, Rainford

dBx Acoustics Ltd was appointed to provide the acoustic design for the new Green Acres Woodland Burial Park at Rainford, Merseyside. The project completed in March 2014 at a construction cost of £2.5 million.

The complex comprises a ceremonial hall (pictured), family room, reception area and offices as well as areas for grounds staff. For this project, key acoustic concerns included a peaceful atmosphere with excellent speech intelligibility in the ceremonial hall, and a high level of acoustic separation between public and staff areas and to the family room.

dBx Acoustics worked closely with both the Client and Architect to understand their aspirations for the space, using acoustic models to develop a timber solution compatible with the natural and sustainable principles of the project design.