To ensure the space within the warehouse sounded not only great, but also could adapt to a variety of performances, Brinkworth consulted with music producer Giles Martin and acoustic expert Nick Whitaker from Miloco Builds, who specialise in recording studios.
“The solution developed for the main ground floor space was to create a ‘tuneable’ environment through the use of adjustable acoustic panels on the ceiling and main glazed wall,” explains Emma Wynn from Brinkworth. “Through angling, rotating and changing surfaces within a series of panels it is possible to adjust the sound absorbency of the room to suit the type of sound or performance. On the first floor, the function of the space is more relaxed and the intention was to acoustically enhance the space through the use of more domestic qualities—plants, furniture, books etc. Absorbent ceiling panels without the tuneable functionality soften the space.”