Cass Allen have advised many Healthcare Authorities and Main Contractors across a range of medical and laboratory facilities.

Studies have shown that the acoustic environment within a healthcare facility has a direct impact on patients’ recovery and healing rates. Factors such as external noise ingress, mechanical services noise and operational noise all contribute to the overall noise environment.

Acoustic design for new healthcare facilities in the UK is based on the guidance contained in Health Technical Memorandum HTM08-01 (or more recent incarnations such as the ‘Department of Health Technical Design Manual’) and our consultants have extensive experience in designing to this document.

Success Stories

New Medical Centre and Library – Clapham, London

Client: United House
Architects: Studio Egret West and DLA Architects
Mechanical Consultants: Scott Wilson

To carry out the detailed acoustic design of the scheme to achieve the Employers Requirements and Planning Conditions. The Health Centre was designed to the new HTM 08-01 acoustic criteria, to ensure suitable speech privacy and acoustic insulation throughout the facility. The main library area doubles as a performance space for music and theatre and so detailed 3D modelling was carried out to determine the optimum compromise between the conflicting requirements.

Cancer Research UK – Cambridge

Client: R G Carter
Design Team: Gleeds
Architects: CMP
Cass Allen have advised R G Carter on the acoustic design of the fit out of this leading Cancer Research Institute. A key requirement of the project was to avoid any disruption to existing research during the works. This was achieved through a combination of noise and vibration monitoring, computer modelling and data analysis achieving cost effective and practical solutions.

New Care Home, Dukeminster Estate

Client: ISG Construction Limited
Architects: RDT Design

Cass Allen advised ISG on the acoustic design and construction of this new £4.7 million 75-bed care home development.

The site is located close to numerous transportation routes, including the new Luton & Dunstable Busway, and Cass Allen provided design guidance to ensure that the noise-sensitive internal environments were acoustically suitable and met relevant acoustic performance standards…

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Kitchen Garden Enclosure – Wellcome Trust Genome Campus

Client: R G Cater
Architects: Barber Casanovas Ruffles Architects
Cass Allen Associates provided R G Carter with acoustic design guidance for the integration of this £9.7m development at the Wellcome Trust Conference Centre near Cambridge. The completed refurbishment and extension offers conference delegates, students and staff mixed-use areas including a new exhibition centre, auditorium, pavilion and orchard…
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Residential Care Home

Client: ISG Construction Ltd
Architects: RDT Design

Cass Allen Associates advised ISG on the acoustic design for a 90-bed residential care-home at the former Lannock School site in Letchworth Garden City.

We provided design guidance to ensure acoustic performance standards were achieved in the internal areas in line with planning condition requirements, as well as advising on noise and vibration control for mechanical plant, kitchen and laundry equipment.

Pharmaceutical Plant Cooling Compound – High Wycombe

Client: Johnson & Johnson
Project Managers: Modus Unitech

To design the acoustic treatment required to achieve the stringent planning noise limits for a new cooler compound. Due to the proximity of dwellings and a care home, extensive acoustic treatment was required to the equipment together with screening/bunding.

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