We have extensive experience in both assessing the likely noise impact of proposed entertainment and leisure uses and also helping venues address noise complaints from residents and possible legal action taken by Local Authorities.
In complex mixed use developments the nearest sensitive receptor will often be within the building itself. This requires careful consideration of the acoustic design of not only the building envelope but also the design of internal walls and floors to minimise transmission throughout the building. Every site presents unique challenges and so we use our experience to provide the most efficient and cost effective solutions.
Mechanical & Electrical Consultants: BSP
To advise on achieving good acoustic quality inside this new leisure centre comprising of two swimming pools, fitness suite, dance studio, relaxation rooms, cafe and changing facilities. Of particular interest to the end user was to control excessive reverberation inside the pools. Cass Allen carried out detailed computer modelling, which showed that relatively minor and inexpensive modifications to the building design could achieve significant improvements in the final acoustic quality of the project. We then advised on constructional details and compliance with project noise limits throughout the build.
Client: Peabody / PTS / Price Building Services
We are proud to be assisting with numerous phases of the very exciting and dynamic developments at Battersea Power Station. Our consultants are involved with various projects across the development including the fit-out of the offices, 3D acoustic modelling of the atrium, and architectural detailing for residential apartments.
The Battersea Masterplan complements the wider local area, supporting emerging business districts and the increased demand for high quality office space and homes. The iconic Grade II listed Battersea Power Station is now London’s most exciting new shopping and leisure destination.
Architect: Sprunt Architects
Cass Allen are advising Allenbuild and Sprunt Architects on the acoustic design of an ambitious project in the heart of Hammersmith. The auditorium will take up the ground and first floors of the building, with five floors of residential units constructed above. To prevent noise and vibration from the auditorium disturbing the new residents, the auditorium is structurally isolated from the residential units at first floor level. The design is further complicated due to high traffic noise levels in the area.
Client: Bishop Hall Properties Ltd
Cass Allen was instructed by Bishop Hall Properties Ltd to assess the noise impact for the modernisation of the Anglia Ruskin Sports Ground and Pavilion on Howes Close, Cambridge.
The redeveloped site includes two additional floodlit `all-weather’ hockey and football pitches and a new pavilion with visitors parking…Read More
Client: Levitate Architects
Cass Allen has been instructed by Levitate Architects to give acoustic advice for the refurbishment and modernisation of Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre in Nottingham.
Using a 3D computer model system, Cass Allen will calculate acoustic quality to achieve excellent acoustic conditions and to control excessive reverberation within the pool hall which will house a 50-metre swimming pool, viewing area and spectator seating…Read More
Client: Cambridge Leisure
Architects: CMC Architects
Acoustic design and testing of the acoustic insulation surrounding the 9 screen cinema complex to ensure acceptable levels of noise intrusion into the surrounding health centre and restaurants.
Client: The Shoreditch Trust
Architects: Waugh Thistleton
Planning Consultants: CMA Planning
To assist in gaining planning permission for this restoration of the long-derelict Gaumant Cinema. The scheme includes two screens, an event space, two cafes and offices. Our role included detailed environmental surveys to demonstrate to the Council that the noise impact of the proposal would be acceptable, and also the initial design of the insulation surrounding the cinema screens to demonstrate that local residents would not be disturbed.
Client: Westminster Council
Project Managers: Hadron Consulting M&E: Desco
To advise on the design and planning of a large redevelopment project to enhance and update the historic Seymour Leisure Centre in Westminster. The new and improved facilities include a Library, gym spaces, swimming pools and improvements to the main hall space, which was famously used as a venue for a Pink Floyd gig in 1967.Read More
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