This substantial installation for Dyson formed a major part in the 'change of use' of a large warehouse area that was formerly occupied by manufacturing.
The walling system, as well as dividing the space, had to perform acoustically in order to absorb and block sound from other areas of the warehouse where R&D work was being carried out.
The acoustic panels themselves are constructed using a sandwich of two layers of acoustic foam, one layer of rubber and two top layers of the finishing acoustically-transparent fabric. This combination allows sound penetration through the outer layer, where it is slowed by the foam and finally stopped by the rubber.
The modular aluminium frame system allowed the structures to be manufactured off site and installed on site in a relatively short time.
The system also allows for reconfiguration in the future should the use of the space change once again.