Dorney Lake, Berkshire, is a world-class sporting and events venue with an inspiring Olympic heritage – Team GB won 12 medals in London 2012. The Lake’s Boathouse function room offers magnificent meeting facilities and is the perfect place for events and conferences. Rockfon Mono Acoustic was installed here to create a unique ‘wave’ ceiling design inspired by the waterside view.

The Lake View Room at the Boathouse is a glass-fronted space which overlooks the grounds at Dorney Lake. Three long, linear acoustic rendered rafts were installed in the Lake View Room. The central raft is curved to echo the flow of the lake outside.

Panarc Interior Solutions, a certified Rockfon Mono Acoustic installer, carried out the installation at Dorney Lake. Daniel Davies from Panar, said: “We installed 270m² of Rockfon Mono Acoustic and Flecto edge panels were used to produce the curved wave effect. The versatility and flexibility helped us to achieve the desired result which looks very impressive.”

The Lake View Room can accommodate up to 100 guests. The monolithic ceiling provides Class A sound absorption (0.95-1.00αw) which significantly decreases echo and reverberation levels, creating a relaxed environment where visitors can comfortably hear one another.

Mike Potter at leisure industry specialist contractors WFC, said. “This was an unusual ceiling design and required a clever solution. Not only could Rockfon Mono Acoustic create this unique look, it also offered the acoustic control necessary for a large reverberant space. I particularly liked how the projector, screen and services integrated seamlessly with the ceiling. The finished look is very polished and is perfect for the building and its setting.”

The ceiling allows for easy incorporation of lighting, air conditioning and ventilation systems and offers Class A2 fire protection. The stone wool tiles are dimensionally stable at up to 100% relative humidity and can be installed in temperatures ranging from 0˚C to 40˚C, allowing for installation to take place before windows are fully sealed.