We have advised both Educational Authorities and also Main Contractors across a wide range of schools and further education facilities.

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.

Success Stories

Library – Clapham One Development

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…

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New Skills College – Bristol

Client: Balfour Beatty
Architects: AWW

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.

New School and Residential Development in Hackney

Client: Telford Homes
Architects: GHM Rock Townsend
Cass Allen are advising on a unique mixed-use residential/school development in Hackney on behalf of Telford Homes and the London Diocesan Board for Schools. The proposal comprises a school at ground and first floors, a second floor open-air multi-use games area. With 100 residential flats stacked above the school facility…
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Campus Expansion – Fareham College

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.

Mixed Use Residential-Educational Development in Rotherhithe

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.

New Skills College – Fareham

Client: Leadbitter Group
Architects: Perkins Ogden
Cass Allen have been providing Leadbitter Group with acoustic design guidance for a new skills college at Fareham. The assessment included noise surveys at the site and at the existing college facilities…
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New Performing Arts Building – The Brit School, South London

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.

Primary School Extension – Teddington

Client: Morgan Sindall
Architects: GDM Architects
Cass Allen has provided Morgan Sindall with acoustic design guidance for a 2-storey extension at Hampton Wick Primary School in Teddington.The expansion comprises 6 classrooms, 6 group rooms, a library, an extension of an existing hall/gymnasium and ancillary areas…
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Library Refurbishment – Chelmsford

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.

New Secondary School – Merchant’s Academy, Bristol

Client: Cowlin Construction
Architects: AWW
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.

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