ODEON Cinemas is the largest cinema chain in the UK, with over one hundred cinemas. In the period 2000 to 2014 WBM advised Odeon Cinemas Limited on over 60 projects, covering both refurbishment and new developments including a new 7 screen multiplex cinema at St Stephen’s Place, Trowbridge.
Project brief: As part of the Client Team, provide professional input on the specification and lease arrangements, sound insulation and construction requirements, shell compliance and fit-out design issues including internal acoustics, M&E services, BREEAM requirements and final compliance testing.
Acoustic aspects: Although no outstanding challenges prevailed for this project, meeting the BREEAM requirements relating to acoustics and achieving the correct reverberation in the curved foyer area proved very interesting. Acoustic issues with the floor constructions at shell compliance testing were resolved to ensure no delays. WBM provided Odeon and their design team with the relevant expertise, experience and guidance on all aspects associated with the cinema acoustic performance.
Outcome: For the client, peace of mind, knowing that the acoustic issues were continually being monitored and actions followed up on site. For everyone involved, another excellent cinema facility providing all the latest cinema offerings to the historic town of Trowbridge from October 2013.