ABOUT ALEXANDER FORBES
Alexander Forbes are one of the largest financial services providers in South Africa, with international operations based in London. The global headquarters is based at their new building at 115 West Street, Sandton and is staffed by over 3,000 full-time employees.
Clayton Communications was commissioned to design, install and commission seven sound masking systems across three floors of large open-plan office spaces with a high concentration of employees in the client’s new building.
The sound masking systems were delivered on time, within budget and according to our design and specification. The systems consist of:
- 432x sound masking speakers
- 6x 31-band graphic equalizers
- 6x white noise generators
- 8x power amplifiers
- 5400 metres of cabling.
Our team worked with the architect to ensure our installation did not in any way compromise the aesthetic of the new building. We also worked very closely with the main contractor and the client to ensure the systems were optimally programmed to best deal with the acoustics in the office caused by the architecture, furniture layout and staff density.
The sound masking systems have provided the client’s employees with a more accommodating working environment by reducing the perceived ambient noise levels. Staff are less distracted by ambient noise, and so are able to concentrate on their work. Alexander Forbes benefit from their staff’s higher productivity levels.