As furniture manufacturing is a notoriously noisy process, a noise model of the building was developed. A reduction in noise was achieved following the advice of acoustic consultants:
- the entire roof and walls were constructed as noise absorbent panels
- the normally conspicuous, noisy, dust extraction plant is enclosed within the building fabric
- acoustic louvres were fixed over the space containing filter units
- a 160mm mineral wool insulation layer was used for external walls
Noise emissions from the factory were reduced to only 2.5% of a typical factory building.