ACM – The Academy of Contemporary Music (Music School Refurbishment)

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The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM)

Client: ACM (Academy of Contemporary Music)
Location: Guildford, UK
Size: 8000 sq. ft.
Project duration: 14 weeks
Date: September 2011

Scope of Project: Creative & Bespoke Interior Design, Specialist Acoustic Refurbishment, Commercial Refurbishment, Partitions & Glazing, Branding & Decoration, Specialist Lighting, AV Suite Installation.


A complete acoustic refurbishment and fit-out of the ACM ‘Academy of Contemporary Music’ Artist Development Centre in Guildford, Surrey UK.

The brief was complicated by being split over three floors;
A basement level, where we constructed a suite of music practice rooms.
Floors 2 and 3, where we created individual music studio and performance areas.
The complication came with Floor 1, sandwiched in-between the areas where the music school was to operate, being a TESCO Metro.

This meant that we had to create an acoustically sound-proofed environment, with zero sound transfer between floors.