City of Westminster College

The flagship Paddington Green campus of Westminster College features 2,600m² of SAS International's acoustic baffles.

Key features

Sector

Education

Client

City of Westminster College

Architect

Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Main contractor

McLaren Construction

Sub-contractor

RDK Drylining

Completion year

2010

System type

SAS500

Area M2

2,600

Product Groups

SAS International supplied 2,600m² of acoustic baffles for the City of Westminster College, at their flagship Paddington Green campus. The acoustic baffles were manufactured in 10 different sizes, ranging from 300–1500mm by 52mm–500mm to accommodate design and specification requirements.

Acoustic baffles, suspended vertically at ceiling height, can effectively control any unwanted and drifting noise. They are used in many applications, particularly in spaces that require significant sound absorption such as open plan working spaces in offices and educational buildings.

Sound absorption will depend on the size of each baffle, the number of baffles used and the area and spacing between each one.  At the Paddington Green campus baffles were used in classrooms, study areas and their open spacious café.

Baffles provide vertical surfaces which are easy to clean, permitting extremely low maintenance, an increasingly important consideration over a building’s life.

Systems used