The Christie, Paterson Building

Leading acoustic ceiling solutions manufacturer OWA UK has supplied its high-performance Cloud acoustic baffles to create a calm and creative working space in the new Paterson Building at The Christie, a leading specialist NHS cancer care centre in Manchester.

Project Details

Sector:
Healthcare
Location:
Manchester, England
Contractor:
Integrated Health Projects
Architect:
BDP

The new Paterson cancer research facility is directly connected to the hospital and has been constructed after the existing building became unusable following severe fire damage in 2017. The state-of-the-art facility has been designed by the Manchester office of BDP architects and features OWA UK’s acoustic ceiling baffles in the collaborative workspaces.

Part of OWA UK’s established OWAconsult collection, the Cloud baffles bring both acoustic and aesthetic benefits. The clean lines of the vertical baffles are assembled to create a striking round shape, which can then be clustered together to evoke a cloud formation. As well as providing a stylish addition to the interior ceiling design, the use of OWA UK’s Cloud system has also helped to improve the acoustic comfort of the workspace. The acoustic ceiling baffles reduce reverberation and reflected sound to improve speech clarity and eliminate unwanted noise pollution.

OWA UK collaborated closely to provide technical advice to the wider project team, which comprised specialist contractor John Atkinson Acoustics Ltd and main contractor IHP (Integrated Health Projects) which is joint venture between Vinci Ltd and Sir Robert McAlpine. This included specification and onsite support from OWA UK’s dedicated regional sales specification manager for the North and Scotland, as well as acoustic information and calculations from the manufacturer’s in-house acousticians who were able to advise the best layout and design of the ceiling baffles to meet the project’s specific requirements.

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