Good acoustic design forms an integral part of a top-class residential development at Old Queen Street, London

13 November 2020 by Phill Banks, Principal Consultant

Spectrum were especially pleased to be involved with the spectacular 35 Old Queen Street residential development, London, working with Oakdean Construction, and our work as project acoustic consultants involved several aspects of the design.

Environmental noise ingress to each property is controlled by the appropriate acoustic specification of glazing and ventilation.

Environmental noise emission from external mechanical plant is controlled by limiting equipment sound power levels at the design stage, protecting both residents and neighbours from disturbance.

Floor construction was remediated to minimise vibration and remove perceived mobility, and sound insulation of the interior walls and floors was designed to ensure a very high degree of privacy for residents, exceeding the required performance requirements of Approved Document E by a minimum of 11 dB (airborne noise) and 16 dB (impact noise).

Further to the above the development achieved multi-residential acoustic credits under the BREEAM sustainability method, recognising the value in higher performing assets across the built environment.

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Good acoustic design forms an integral part of a top-class residential development at Old Queen Street, London