The Styx Centre, on Guernsey, is a community hall held in trust by the Western Parishes Youth and Community Centre Trust, a registered charity. The centre itself offers a fantastic resource for the community, accommodating many diverse groups and activities from Scouts and keep fit to Youth Clubs and even a library service. However, it suffered from poor acoustics within its main hall - an issue that is common within many community and village halls.
Styx Centre Manager, Tanya, first contacted SRS in the very early stages of researching possible solutions to the acoustic problems. From the detailed information Tanya supplied, SRS were able to use their acoustic modelling software to create an acoustic representation of the room as it currently stood, and were then able to predict the amount of Sonata acoustic absorbers that would be required to solve the problem. A report, detailing before and after treatment performances, along with quotations for the work, were sent back to Tanya to discuss with the rest of the committee.
After careful consideration of all of the options, if was decided to proceed with the Sonata treatment, and Sound Reduction Systems Director, Alex Docherty, visited site to ensure that all measurements were correct, and to discuss layout and colour options with the committee.
The final treatment to the hall comprised of 80No, 1200x1000x50mm and 16No. 1200x600x50mm, Class A rated Sonata Aurio absorbers. Colours were chosen by the committee, who also had a hand in the design and arrangement of the panels, to ensure the aesthetics of the treatment matched its acoustic performance. The experienced and friendly SRS absorption installation team were despatched to the Island and completed the install over a matter of days.
Following the installation, Styx Centre manager, Tanya, commented:
"Just wanted to say how delighted we are with the Sonata acoustic panels. Not only does it sound so much better, it looks fantastic too. The SRS Installation team did a great job. Right from the first time I contacted you about this you have been incredibly helpful. I can't fault the service we received so a big thank you to everyone that was involved."
If you have a noisy hall that is affecting the experiences of the various groups that use the space, please contact Sound Reduction Systems Ltd for a free, no obligation report. You can fill in the form with the details of your hall online here or, alternatively, give us a call on 01204 380074 or email email@example.com with your enquiry - we'll be happy to help!
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