Cadbury College STEM Centre News

Acoustic Panels in Entrance Hall of Cadbury College Stem Center

Quietstone were proud to be selected to design and supply acoustic panels for the foyer of the new STEM center at Cadbury Sixth Form College. The £6.6 million STEM campus building was opened early in 2024 with their robot dog (Toto) unveiling the sign.

Responding to a growing demand for specialist teaching facilities and learning for students the 1,000 sqm, two-storey STEM centre supports the education of young people looking to enter careers in advanced manufacturing, life sciences and other critical sectors of the economy. Funded by the Department for Education and the College it houses dedicated suites for Digital Media, Health, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Employee Engagement. Digital learning labs and VR suites offer robotics and coding opportunities for new T Level and A Level courses, alongside a media suite, a practical healthcare learning space, extended classrooms and flexible study and social spaces. The project marks Phase 2 of our multi-year investment following the opening of our £3.5 million Science City facilities in 2021.

Speller Metcalfe were the main contractor on the project. They worked with the college’s construction students throughout the project using the build as a learning tool.

Cadbury College STEM Centre

Cadbury College STEM Centre


State of the Art Corporate Meeting Room News

Acoustic tiles in meeting roomOptimising IT are a forward thinking IT service provider based in Gloucestershire. Regular users of video and teleconferencing they recognised the need for good acoustics in their meeting room. Modern meeting rooms tend to be clutter free and lack soft furnishings such as curtains so controlling background noise whilst maintaining a stylish appearance can be an issue. 

Quietshapes acoustic tiles were selected, manufactured in their their companies colours in hexagon shapes to reflect their branding. This product offered both a high acoustic performance together with modern stylish look customised to reflect their cooperate branding. 

“The hexagons look great and even inspired a new name for the boardroom which is now to be called ‘The Hive’.”

Marketing Manager, Optimising IT


Budapest Grand Central Train Station News

Train station acousticsBudapest Keleti (eastern) railway station is the main international and inter-city railway terminal in Budapest, Hungary. The building was constructed in eclectic style between 1881 & 1884, one of Europe’s classic railway station.

Acoustics in railway stations has long been a problem. With, not only the regular arrival of trains, there is also high levels of background noise from escalators, ventilation, crowds of people and so on. By their nature train stations are built of hard materials that reflect sound leading to reverberation and echos. This all leads to a noisy environment where it is often impossible to clearly hear the announcements of travel information.

Rail way noise control

The stations of the new Budapest metro line were designed to be very spacious and the walls to be made of highly sound reflecting materials. The environmental authorities set the requirement that the new stations should be less noisy than the existing ones. Acoustic studies and calculations showed that the requirements could only be met if effective sound absorbing materials were applied, especially in the track zone. (Augusztinovicz, F & Fürjes, Andor & Márki, Ferenc. (2014). Prediction of noise of the stations of the new Budapest metro line M4. 3413-3428.)

We supplied 2500m2 of Quietstone Fr30 for the Budapest Grand Central station. After significant research Quietstone’s acoustic panels were chosen to reduce the reverberation in the hall and the station so the noise levels are down and the passengers can be hear the overhead speakers.

Quietstone FR30 has very high sound absorbing qualities and can be used in indoor and exterior applications. In addition it is non combustible and hard wearing making it the ideal choice for managing the acoustics in a railway station. Made from recycled glass is helps a project meet sustainability targets.

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Acoustic Ceilings in The Atrium Building News

The Atrium Building, a stylish modern apartment building, had sustainability and improving residents quality of life at the heart of the project objectives. With a spacious open plan design in shared spaces they needed a solution to minimise sound reverberation and achieve a peaceful environment and promote quiet conversation. Quietstone light was selected for all the ceilings to absorb sound and reduce echoing. These acoustic panels were painted in white and can be seen on the video below.

About the Atrium Building

The Atrium Building was designed by Shepheard Epstein Hunter for Countryside’s East City Point development (ECP) in Canning Town. 

With views of the London Olympic Legacy Park and the City, The Atrium Building, which provides 92 private homes and 61 identical affordable homes within the same building, forms the focal point of the first phase of East City Point (ECP).  All homes are built to Lifetime Homes’ standards, while 10 percent are suitable for people with disabilities.

This award-winning development is contemporary in character, featuring a marked contrast between the masonry southern side with paisley patterned balconies and the elegant north-facing glass façade, glass balustrade walkways, bridges, and a central winter garden for the shared use of the residents.

Built adjacent to the A13, the building is well sound-proofed and protected from pollution by an innovative glazed wall.

Working in partnership with Newham Council and Affinity Sutton, Countryside has completed a total of 649 mixed-tenure homes at ECP, a new energy center, and invested £7.4m in delivering new buildings at Keir Hardie Primary School.

Plant Room Sound Insulation News

Plant Room Noise Reduction 

Plant rooms can be noisy places with sound reverberating around the solid walls and little or no soft surfaces to deaden all the unwanted noise. We have delivered a number of projects for clients wanting to control the noise levels in such places including roof top plant rooms and noise from air conditioning units both indoors and out doors.

Air conditioning units surrounded by acoustic panels to absorb unwanted noise.

Quietstone Light acoustic panels are used to line the interior of the room or screen off the area outside. This effectively absorbs the noise, minimising reverberation and so reducing the  noise levels in the room or surrounding area. 

Quietstone Light acoustic panels offer a number of benefits for such projects:

  • Excellent sound absorption
  • Bright and attractive finish
  • Good thermal insulation
  • Easy to work on site, install and low maintenance
  • Fire rated – Fire and blast resistant
Plant room Acoustic Solution

Plant room lined with acoustic panels to reduce noise levels



South Korea Theatre News

Our latest project in Korea was very successful. The client required a seamless acoustic wall system and our system was the perfect solution.

Korea project seamless walls

Shadwel Station News

Quietstone Light acoustic panels installed at Shadwel Station to reduce passing train noise. This system is extremely successful, cost effective solution that works all year round.

The Quietstone Light panels are completely weather proof and will last many many years. An added bonus is the Quietstone Light panels are made from recycled glass.

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Mansfield College Refurbishment News

Quietspray Seamless Acoustic Ceiling System used in refurbishment of prestigious Oxford University conference facilities.

Grade II listed Mansfield College occupies one of the most attractive sites in Oxford. Located in a quiet position near to the University Parks and close to the many historical and architectural highlights of the city.

Mansfield combines inspiring Victorian, Gothic architecture overlooking one of the largest quadrangles in Oxford, with modern conference facilities.  The college is a prestigious venue for residential and non-residential conferences, board meetings, seminars, corporate events and fine dining. Mansfield’s facilities include 10 meeting spaces with capacity for up to 150 guests for dining, buffet, theatre, classroom and boardroom functions plus 105 bedrooms for accommodation.

The £2.7m Mansfield College Refurbishment refurbishment project involved substantial alterations to the existing listed building as well as construction of a two storey concrete frame extension,to double Mansfield’s catering capacity and improve and expand its delivery of conferences and corporate events. In addition, existing tutor rooms were refurbished and a new workshop created. 

The client had no hesitation in selecting Quietspray seamless acoustic ceiling system for the finish on the ceilings and walls to achieve good acoustic performance in this prestigious conference facility.


Rail Noise Barrier News

Keeping the peace in the countryside of Sweden for this train project.

This rail noise barrier is manufactured out of Quietstone Light Acoustic Panels. These offered the perfect solution as the panels are light weight and very resistant to weather wile having excellent sound adsorption to prevent noise pollution.

Moonpig Conference Rooms News

We were contracted to install our acoustic ceiling panels in 8 conference rooms for the UK based Moonpig which sells personalised greeting cards and is owned by Nick Jenkins, one of the dragons on BBC’s Dragons Den.

All our acoustic ceiling systems have excellent sound absorbing qualities and are aesthetically pleasing.

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