22 Bishopsgate

Tallest tower in London’s financial district uses market-leading SonaSpray for acoustic perfection.


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Images by Andrew Meredith Photography.

About this project

Having become a ‘mecca’ for workplace wellbeing, putting individuals and employees at the heart of its design, it was important that the spaces in 22 Bishopsgate sounded as good as they looked. Partnering interior design studios DesignLSM and The Morris Project turned to Oscar Acoustics to control sound levels within ‘The Market’, its buzzing food and dining area, for pitch-perfect ambience.

Images by Andrew Meredith Photography.
Images by Andrew Meredith Photography.

Karen Taylor, DesignLSM’s lead designer, said: “As a multi-purpose space the area needed to have a spirited ‘buzz’ to it, but there would also be guests that wanted to relax and recharge.

“Achieving the desired result required sophisticated acoustic modelling and working with products which we knew. Having previously worked with Oscar Acoustics, we knew that their products are particularly effective at achieving reverberation control and associated sound reductions”

SonaSpray fcx

As The Market includes an array of hard surfaces such as tables and chairs in-line with its open dining aesthetic, a solution was needed to counteract noise reverberation and echo. The seamless acoustic plastic finish SonaSpray fcx was applied to absorb sound energy and create a more calming atmosphere.

Images by Andrew Meredith Photography.

safe and sustainable acoustics

Oscar Acoustics’ third-party safety certifications, which include fire credentials that go above and beyond Approved Document B fire requirements (Class 0 to BS476 & B-s1, d0 fire rating), ensured that fire safety was prioritised.

And, as the first building in the UK to apply for the WELL Building Standard, the premium acoustic spray was a perfect fit due its contributions towards sustainable design and health certification systems including WELL, BREEAM, SKA, Living Building Challenge and adds up to 17 points towards the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating of a project.

Images by Andrew Meredith Photography.

Ben Hancock, Managing Director at Oscar Acoustics, said: “22 Bishopsgate has raised the bar in office design and it’s a real feather in our cap to be part of such a pioneering and monumental building.

It’s clear that our experience working on some of the UK’s biggest office refurbishments has been put into action, encapsulating future thinking around work/life balance, to create a dining destination that offers maximum comfort without compromising on design.”

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