Case Studies: Healthcare

Norfolk Park Medical Centre, Sheffield

Norfolk Park Medical Centre, Sheffield

This brand new 2000m2 medical centre was designed by Blue Sky Design Services Ltd and constructed by Kier Northern Ltd to replace existing out dated facilities. We assisted Blue Sky with the design, and then Kier with the build, including commissioning measurements on completion. Our work focused on obtaining planning permission and satisfying the requirements of BREEAM and HTM08-01. This meant we addressed noise ingress, internal sound insulation, room finishes and noise from building services plant.

Health and Wellbeing Centre, Earl's Court, London

Health and Wellbeing Centre, Earl's Court, London

This healthcare building in Earls Court oversails London Underground train lines and is in close proximity to Earls Court Road as well as existing housing. Spectrum have undertaken a number of acoustic design and testing roles within the project, controlling noise ingress, sound between spaces, sound quality of the individual spaces, vibration and impact sound control as well as plant noise design both inside and outside of the building.

Crayford Town Surgery, Kent

Crayford Town Surgery, Kent

Spectrum undertook the full range of acoustic design functions for this BREEAM Excellent rated health centre which occupies the ground floor of the former library building. This includes work associated with obtaining planning permission, design development in accordance with the Healthcare technical Memorandum which deals with acoustics in NHS buildings, testing of the completed building and noise control of mechanical plant.

76 Bed Care Home, Diss, Norfolk

76 Bed Care Home, Diss, Norfolk

This site was located near to an agricultural business, and difficulties had been encountered during the planning application process as a result of noise. Spectrum were instructed to review the work to date, and seek to assist the designers in making any changes required, and satisfying the Local Planning Authority such that planning permission could be granted. We did this, achieving planning permission without any need to resort to an Appeal.

Hinchingbrooke Diagnostic Treatment Centre

Hinchingbrooke Diagnostic Treatment Centre

This PFI project for Kiers brought together surgeries, treatment rooms and overnight wards into a new glazed building located close to the busy A14 trunk road. Arrangement of critical spaces within the building was key to its acoustic success. A naturally lit internal street is roofed with ETFE, used also in the UK’s Eden project, which was a key element in the buildings’ acoustic envelope.