This Freedom Day, as people are able to gather once again in large spaces, such as cinemas, galleries, theatres and offices, our host, Simon Gosling asks, ‘Will these cacophonous spaces feel boomy and uncomfortably loud as we emerge from our locked down lives’?


We explore the challenges of designing acoustics for public spaces, with our expert guests, Richard King - Sandy Brown and Martin Rawlins - BASWA acoustic. 


Sandy Brown is the largest independent acoustic consultancy in the UK. Since 1969, we have been at the forefront of building acoustics and are recognised experts in the acoustic design of studios, auditoria and performance spaces. Projects include MediaCity UK, BAFTA - 195 Piccadilly, Leeds Playhouse and Apple Store Marina Bay Sands. 

For BASWA, the Swiss pioneers of modern seamless acoustic ceilings, good acoustics are essential to wellbeing - just like natural light. BASWA Phon is the most advanced and most specified acoustic plaster system worldwide, and is one of the many verified acoustic products listed in our directory of solutions for architects, acoustic consultancies and the building sector. BASWA projects include, The Sala Beckett theater, Barcelona, The V&A Museum Members Bar, London, The Louvre, Paris and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. 

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