Entertainment & Leisure

Acoustic design plays a crucial role in the successful operation of entertainment and leisure facilities, particularly when they are in close proximity to residents.

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.


Success Stories

Center Parcs - Various Sites

Cass Allen have carried out acoustic design for a number of Center Parcs resorts including Sherwood, Woburn, Longleat, Longford and Whinfell. We have assisted with acoustics and noise-related elements for visitor’s apartments, spa facilities, mechanical plant noise, and the famous Sub-Tropical Swimming Paradise water parks.

Via a combination of on-site testing, modelling, calculations and our own extensive experience of acoustics in leisure facilities we have assisted compliance with planning conditions, building regulations and Center Parcs’ own high quality design standards.

New Leisure Centre – Nottingham

Client: Carillion
Architects: Levitate
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.

Battersea Power Station - London

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.

New Performing Arts Centre – London

Client: Allenbuild
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.

Anglia Ruskin University – Sports Ground and Pavilion

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…

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Leisure Centre Refurbishment & Modernisation

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…

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New Leisure Centre – Cambridge

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.

Restoration of Cinema – Hoxton, London

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.

Seymour Leisure Centre redevelopment - Westminster

Client: Westminster Council
Architects: Make 
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.

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