We are very pleased to be providing acoustic consultancy services to two interesting projects commencing this month.
The first is to provide acoustic design advice to Stantec on behalf of the University of Edinburgh for its new Institute of Regeneration and Repair (IRR).
The IRR will form part of a new generation of discovery institutes to support pioneering research. It will house 250 researchers and support staff over five floor levels and across 7,375 square metres of floor space. The vision is to provide a showcase for scientific collaboration, with a central seminar space, exhibition space and laboratories.
Our role is to provide advice and support to ensure that the design, as well as the completed building, will achieve an acceptable standard of acoustic and vibration performance to comply with the client’s objectives and meet all relevant code requirements.
As principal consultant Joe explains, “We love working on acoustics for labs and higher education buildings, and this work builds on our recent projects for the Cancer Research UK campus. No other sector has such exacting acoustic targets combined with value engineering requirements”.
The second project is for acoustic design advice for the refurbishment of and additional guest accommodation within the Almoners, Dukes and Regents ‘houses’, forming part of the Taj St. James’ Court Hotel in London.
Hotel acoustics offer unique challenges. Obviously perceived hotel quality is directly related to sound insulation between rooms and to the exterior, but also careful consideration needs to be made to mitigate noise from corridors, mechanical services and operational spaces such as kitchens, restaurants, laundries, staff areas and storage locations.
As a specialist acoustics consultancy, we will ensure that the finished guestrooms provide a high quality acoustic experience for future guests, in keeping with the hotel’s high quality brand identity.
Image from Taj St. James’ Court Hotel website.