Case Study

Scottish Widows creates acoustic comfort for employees

Scottish Widows needed to provide absolute sound integrity for their new office space. GypWall Twin Frame Audio was installed to keep the distinct areas separate at the insurance company's headquarters.

Specifying for sound integrity

The core focus of the project was to provide drylining systems suitable for this magnificent development, which can house 1,500 staff within 350,000 square feet of office accommodation. In keeping with the specification team’s performance requirements, it was crucial that the proposed solution provided absolute sound integrity to most areas. In particular, a separating wall was required between the noisy plant room and the main auditorium.

We specified a GypWall Twin Frame Audio high performance separating wall, lined with one layer of 19mm Gyproc Plank, and one layer of 15mm Gyproc SoundBloc, to achieve the level of sound reduction needed for the project. The system also incorporated 100mm Isover General Purpose Roll insulation.

This solution, along with other systems that were specified to meet a complicated mix of aesthetic and practical performance requirements, was extensively tested and approved by the architectural team.

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Architect
BDP, Glasgow
Client
Scottish Widows
Contractor
Laing Management
Specialist Contractor
Peter Walker Group
Project name
Scottish Widows
Building type
350,000 square feet of office accommodation