Following on from the installation of the new large automated screen, the second in the series of improvements as part of the Corn Exchange ‘SOUND AND VISION’ Project has now been completed.

32 Acoustic panels have been affixed to the ceiling and front balcony soffits of the Charter Hall, each measuring 1.2 metres by 1.0 metre.  And our initial assessments and the enthusiastic feedback we are already receiving from hirers indicate that these will considerably improve the acoustics in the Charter Hall.

The funding for the panels and installation has come from a community grant from Mick George Ltd.  ACE, Friends of the Corn Exchange provided the required third-party contribution.

The photos below show the installation and the finished result.  (Note the high tech laser method to ensure symmetry of the panels – not a single yardstick in sight, so an impressive installation by Silent Treatment Soundproofing Ltd. 😊)

Do come in and see (and hear)  the effect for yourselves !

And there are yet further improvements planned to the sound and lighting – so watch this space.







Pics 1 and 2 by Jon Wright of Silent Treatment Soundproofing Ltd show the installation of the panels using laser technology.



We are grateful to Paul Blake of Thomas Morris Estate Agents for Pic 3, and for taking ‘before and after’ photographs required by ‘GrantScape’ the grant provider.