Bath Assembly Rooms

Bath Assembly Rooms  P1040986

The Bath Assembly rooms is an elegant Eighteenth Century building in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath.  They were designed by John Wood in 1769 as a place for dancing and music.  The high ceilings, designed for ventilation of Ball Room dancers in days gone by, have created grand and beautiful spaces but with poor sound quality.

The aim of Bath and North East Somerset Council consulting Harmonia was to improve the listening experience for the public at events while respecting the Georgian architecture. In particular we were asked to examine how speech intelligibility could be maximised.

Harmonia carried out a detailed assessment of baseline acoustic conditions.  Measurement results were used to build computer simulations of numerous acoustic and audio system options and identify which of these would work best.  We facilitated on-site demonstrations for stakeholders to witness first-hand the effectiveness of equipment and acoustic treatment alternatives.  Our client is now equipped with a clear understanding of the acoustic challenges, and a range of tools that can be used to optimise sound quality for each event.

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