The NEC is the UK’s number-one venue for shows, exhibitions, meetings, and events. Officially opened in 1976, the NEC has grown significantly in size and reputation. Today, the NEC boasts 18 exhibition halls, a performance arena, 32 conference suites and a host of additional outdoor spaces. These flexible areas host over 2.3 million guests and […]


BL Acoustics were engaged to design and install a simple but flexible PA system at All Saint’s Church in Stock, Essex. The Church criteria was to bring enhancement to their services and audio clarity for the choir and congregation, plus a means of adding additional input to the service. Being a small church, this needed […]


As incumbent maintainers and installers of the PAVA Systems at the ICC Birmingham, BL Acoustics were engaged to further upgrade the Voice Alarm systems for the newly refurbished Symphony Hall. The specification required high-performance Music Routing for the Performance Spaces and Bars by utilising the existing sound systems where possible. Music was routed via the […]


B L Acoustics are proud to add another notch to our belt, having successfully completed the replacement of the public address and voice alarm systems at the (formerly named) Arena Birmingham. The old systems were replaced with Bosch Praesideo EN54 compliant systems communicating via a site-wide optical network installed and designed by BLA. Utilita Arena […]

Manchester Offices – Room Acoustics and Speech Intelligibility

Room Acoustics and Speech Intelligibility In July, we were asked to complete an acoustic survey in the offices of a large telecommunications company. The client had recently had a few of the floors refurbished and the new layouts were causing communication problems, especially in the meeting rooms where speech intelligibility was poor. Our work was […]

Traffic Noise Assessment

Traffic Noise Assessment B L Acoustics were commissioned to carry out a Calculation Road Traffic Noise (CRTN) survey at a depot in Slough. There is currently a planning agreement for the redevelopment of the site’s existing vacant car park and the trans-shipping facility there.The distribution centre and head office in Slough has a reasonable level […]

Acoustic Design & Installation – Making the most of an atrium and social areas

The Brief The Atrium space was being under used due to the uncomfortably high reverberance within. A good deal of absorption would be required to tackle the problem but the many fixing points required were extremely limited. Aesthetics was a key factor along with introducing an element of diffraction and installing for maximum absorption. Treating […]

Sound Masking, increasing comfort & privacy for the open plan interview environment

Sodexo Justice Services have fitted out new offices for the Probation Service in many locations throughout the UK.  The new offices also serve as interview and drop-in centres for the service users, named Local Management Centres (LMCs). The service users attend the LMCs and meet in acoustically treated booths within the reception areas.  To further […]

Acoustic Treatment for Flitch Green Community Hall

Flitch Green is a civil parish in the Uttlesford district of Essex.. It consists of a new housing development built just outside the ancient village of Little Dunmow. The Community Hall is a multi-function venue consisting of a large main hall, 2 medium sized rooms for meetings or gatherings, multi sports court together with kitchen […]

Upgrading Euston Station, a new mezzanine and retail area

Euston is the fourth busiest station in London with more than 70m people using the station every year – as well as almost 40m rail passengers annually, a further 30m people use the station to shop, eat and drink as well as to access London Underground services. In 2015 Euston station was to undergo major […]