Quietly broadcasting at BBC Worldwide

The BBC TV Centre at Wood Lane London is world renowned for its television output over many years.  Completed in February last year, much of the interior was extensively redesigned by HOK architects, with refurbishment and construction carried out by the BDL Group, one of the largest specialist dry-lining contractors in the UK.  

One of the key factors was to ensure that noise was kept to a minimum and reverberation time reduced to ensure a pleasant and calm environment over very large areas.  The solution was high performance Troldtekt acoustic panels which were used to line all the ceilings and the soffit around the circular atrium.  The panels were fitted to wood battens fixed to the concrete ceiling as ceiling panels. Prior to fixing, the fine structure panels were factory painted by Troldtekt in a light grey finish.

Commenting on the finished project, BDL managing surveyor Elliot Bryant said, “We found that these panels were very easy to handle and install. We were also impressed with their acoustic performance and attractive unifying appearance.”

Danish manufactured Troldtekt acoustic tiles are specified throughout the UK and Europe and can be delivered as either FSC or PEFC certified panels. They are manufactured using 100% natural wood fibres and their benefits are high sound absorption, high durability, natural breathability, low cost life cycle performance and fire safety. They are used to improve acoustics in many different projects, such as schools, leisure centres, pools, commercial and public buildings. Available in various sizes and in three grades from ultrafine to coarse, they can be left unpainted or painted in virtually any RAL colour. 

As well as being awarded the coveted ‘Allergy Friendly Product Certificate’ by Allergy UK, Troldtekt’s sustainability has also been recognised with certification at Silver

level within the Cradle to Cradle concept and earns gold on 4 out of 5 criteria in the Cradle to Cradle certification version 3.1.  This international certification, amongst others, has been achieved because the panels do not contain hazardous substances and can be can be returned to nature as compost.

For samples and comprehensive technical information tel 01978 664255 or visit www@troldtekt.co.uk