Taff Ely Learning Campus

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Key facts & Challenges

The University of Glamorgan’s Taff Ely Learning Campus is a £40 million educational facility that will include areas for studying IT, science, sport, catering, music and the performing arts. It will also house the Mid Glamorgan County Borough Library. The facility includes two curved blocks linked by a glazed atrium – a complex space, calling for innovative solutions for managing the building’s acoustics. Siniat worked with Boyes Rees Architects to create the original specification, which was refined with the design team of the main contractor Laing O'Rourke.

Installation phase

Siniat’s GTEC Pregybel has been used at the University of Glamorgan’s Taff Ely Learning Campus to help architects Boyes Rees and contractors Laing O’Rourke develop a creative glazed atrium in one of the building’s central areas. These large internal air spaces were particularly challenging as, without careful management, they could have created a resonant sound that would have been intrusive. To mitigate this problem, Siniat suggested using GTEC Pregybel, a perforated acoustic board, to provide the necessary acoustic damping performance within the atrium’s open stairwells and corridors. Other areas of the campus called for even more specialised acoustic management. The music, dance and performing arts studios required a higher-performance specification given the particular need to ensure greater levels of sound insulation.

GTEC Pregybel at Taff Ely Learning Campus

GTEC Pregybel installation project at Taff Ely Learning Campus


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