Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour is the world’s premier destination for design and decoration excellence. Home to 120 showrooms and over 600 of the world’s most prestigious luxury brands, it is the largest of its kind in Europe.  More than a resource, it is a thriving platform, both creatively and commercially, for an exceptionally dynamic industry. Nowhere else will you find such a high concentration of design’s biggest names shaping luxury interiors today – all at one address. It is the ‘interior design world’s Mecca’ says Vanity Fair. 

Willmott Dixon is a privately-owned construction and interior fit-out specialist with the ambition to create a huge and lasting positive impact on society, the main contractor who hired us to meet their client’s project specifications.

The product selected for the project was the Soundis Absorb-R GypLine αw (also commonly known as a Seamless Acoustic Spray Plaster System) which is an extremely flexible seamless sound absorption system. It is a non-perforated, monolithic system consisting of a mineral fibre panel with a layer of micro-porous plaster. We also sourced an acoustic batten system from a third party manufacturer upon the request of our client.

UK Acoustic Systems was required to manufacture, supply and install the Absorb-R GypLine aw for the Chelsea Design Centre and tasked with achieving class A sound absorption within the large atrium. The Absorb-R GypLine αw was used as a seamless high performing sound-absorbing system, a system with excellent eco-credentials. The GypLine αw insulation board also benefits the energy performance of any building by enhancing the insulation of the building envelope.

We were challenged with working almost 20 meters above the floor which adds difficulties to any installation but nothing we haven’t overcome before in previous projects. We were also tasked with creating a flooring system that will achieve a consistent finished floor height throughout the building.

The Soundis Absorb-R GypLine αw was selected as the finish offers unrivalled levels of sound absorption but also ensures walls and ceilings are clear of panels and visible acoustic solutions, providing a virtually seamless monolithic surface for walls and ceilings in a choice of RAL colours. This seamless and complete solution can be adapted to a wide range of rooms, from home useoffice space to conference halls, auditoria, theatres, recreational sports and educational areas. The Absorb-R GypLine αw acoustic system is environment-friendly, fully recyclable and has natural components that offer optimal sound absorption with extensive resistance to fire.

Due to the fact we manufacture the Soundis Absorb-R Gypline αw through our sister company Soundis, it makes installing the system on any project a simple process that we have perfected over the years. From manufacturing the system to client specifications and efficiently installing it on-site to achieve the highest acoustical results. We’re able to take over the whole process from sourcing materials to manufacturing, supplying and finally installing a system that not only produces an outstanding acoustic performance but offers our clients a cost-effective solution by being a one-stop-shop, cutting out the middlemen and through our value engineering options.

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Project name
Chelsea Harbour, London
Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd
System installed
Absorb-R Gypline Aw
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