When it comes to acoustics, large construction projects, residential redevelopments or noisy leisure facilities can often dominate headlines, but what about the importance of sustainable acoustics closer to home, or work, day-to-day?
Over the last twelve years we’ve worked with a range of clients to provide design recommendations and retrospective solutions to acoustic challenges they are facing in the workplace. In recognition of this and our ongoing commitment to making an active contribution to an improved quality of life, we are pleased to announce that we have become members of the British Council for Offices.
Formed in 1990, the BCO is Britain’s leading forum for the discussion and debate of issues affecting the office sector. Whether it is acquiring, creating or designing office space, the BCO works with its members to create more effective office spaces.
‘Over the last decade or so there has been a substantial shift to make office spaces more open plan and encourage collaborative ways of working. Whilst there are huge benefits to working in this way, there are also difficulties that arise from acoustic factors. Colleagues chatting, noisy equipment or even external noise sources can all lead to a reduction in productivity, decreased attention spans, increased mistakes made and even associated work absences’, said John Newman, Client Success Director at Anderson Acoustics.
‘As with any of our work, if the space is not designed to create a positive acoustic environment, negative factors will arise and affect quality of life. We are committed to working with planners, architectures, designers and organisations to play our part in ensuring that their office environments are sustainable and supportive of their workforce.’
Find out more about the British Council for Offices’ and the work that they do here, or please get in touch to talk to one of our team to understand more about our work in this area and how we can help you.