Architects: GHM Rock Townsend
Acoustic design for schools in the UK is largely based on the guidance contained in Building Bulletin 93. We are very experienced in designing to this document and also negotiating derogation from BB93 where operational considerations means that it is not desirable to design to BB93.
These have included several schools for students with special educational needs, where conditions need to be very tightly controlled to ensure good educational conditions.
Client: Studio Egret West
Our role was to design the internal acoustics of all three parts together with discharging planning conditions related to environment noise emissions from the CHP and cooling plant. The central part of the library is also to be used as a music performance space…Read More
Client: Balfour Beatty
The new South Bristol Skills College caters for a wide variety of courses, from vehicle maintenance and construction to beauty therapy and hairdressing. In additional, the building contains two large atria which are used for private study, catering facilities and arts performance. Each type of space required detailed acoustic design to ensure that the acoustic characteristics of the space fitted the intended use, whilst maintaining a consistent design aesthetic.
Client: Bouygues UK
Architects: Perkins Ogden Architects
Cass Allen was instructed by Bouygues UK to advise on the acoustic design of a new two-storey teaching block at the Bishopsfield Road Campus of Fareham College.
The new accommodation includes a professional quality studio theatre, dance studio and also music and media studios with music rehearsal and recording facilities.
Client: Telford Homes
Cass Allen are providing Telford Homes with acoustical input to the design of a 19 storey mixed-use development comprising a primary school, secondary school and 6th Form college on the lower floors with residential dwellings above.
Our role is to aid in discharging a number of noise and vibration related planning conditions attached to the development. These include building envelope design as well as developing mitigation against the noise impact of the students at the site on residents above.
Client: The Brit School
Architects: Daniel Connal Partnership
Engineering Consultants: Cundalls
The Brit School is a unique performing arts college in Croydon, South London with former graduates including Katie Melua, Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, Leona Lewis, The Noisettes, Athelete and many others. The new performance building contained studios, rehearsal and performance facilities for dance and music – all designed to standards well in excess of BB93. Our involvement also extended to acoustic design of the refurbishment to the existing school.
Client: Anglia Ruskin University
Project: Queens Library
Planning Consultant: Gleeds
We have started work on the refurbishment of the library on ARU’s Chelmsford site. The library is built around two atria and one of the key aims of the refurbishment is to reduce noise transfer from floor to floor via these atria. We have completed transmission tests inside the library to understand how sound is reflected and absorbed from the various architectural features and are now working on the modelling, which will inform the internal fit-out and finishes.
Client: Cowlin Construction
M&E Consultants: Mitie
To acoustically design this new £23m academy to comply with Part E of the Building Regulations and Building Bulletin 93. We then carried out Pre completion tests, which showed that all design targets had been achieved.
Cass Allen share knowledge at guest lectures. We had the pleasure of visiting the University of Derby and Birmingham City University...Read More
We are delighted to introduce and welcome our newest team members...Read More
We are proud to be assisting with numerous phases of the very exciting and dynamic developments at Battersea Power Station.Read More
We are delighted to have to added Air Quality to our array of expertise and celebrate a successful 6 months.Read More
We have recently completed an exciting project based at The British Museum.Read More