inacoustic was commissioned to work with Boston Tea Party, and their interior designer, Neil Jolliffe, to design a solution to reduce reverberation time in their new Cheswick Village cafe.
As part of the design process, we undertook a survey of the empty space in accordance with BS EN ISO 3382, which had a reverberation time of approximately 4 seconds. A cafe with such a high reverberation time would have made for a very uncomfortable environment for the users of the space.
inacoustic were supplied with a CAD model of the existing and proposed layout. We used our reverberation time measurements to calibrate an Acoustic Computer Model of the existing space, using room acoustics software, ODEON.
Using ODEON, we were then able to design an appropriate solution that balanced the need to reduce the reverberation time, whilst still maintaining the aesthetic quality of the space. Working with Neil, we were able to design a cost effective solution that was incorporated into his designs, meaning that the end users of the space would be totally unaware that sound absorption was even used, and meaning that the cafe was in-keeping with Boston Tea Party's existing brand identity.
The new cafe is due to open in Autumn 2016. For further details of the new cafe, please click the following link: http://www.bostonteaparty.co.uk/our_cafes/bristol-cheswick-village.php