British Council Wales, Cardiff

Space division and acoustic absorption within an open plan office using ReSound and Mellow

Located in the heart of Cardiff, One Kingsway is a Grade A seven storey office building home to a number of businesses and organisations including the British Council Wales – the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

The fit out experts at BBI Group were appointed to carry out a refurbishment of the British Council Wales headquarters, located on the second floor, and approached Creatif to supply and install a number of space division and acoustic comfort solutions.

Central to the space is a large, open plan area which features number of workstations in addition to tables and chairs designed for collaborative tasks. To avoid any noise issues caused by high staff numbers, Creatif installed an arrangement of vertically-suspended ReSound acoustic ceiling baffles. 

The lightweight, fabric-wrapped baffles have been supplied in a range of colours to match those used throughout the rest of the interior, and are integrated seamlessly with suspended lighting.

They absorb excessive reverberation within the space, resulting in a less chaotic sound environment.

In order to create a level of separation between the open plan working area and nearby breakout space, large suspended panels have been installed, made using Mellow polyester which features a custom cut out pattern.

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