• Haggerston School - Acoustic aspects

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    As part of the Building Schools for the Future programme, Grade II listed Haggerston School in Hackney underwent significant regeneration work, including a new teaching block and refurbishment work on the original buildings.

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    Our acoustic engineering team was brought in to provide consultancy on the acoustic aspects of the new and refurbished areas of the school, including designing new external façades to reduce road traffic and aircraft noise to acceptable internal levels; analysing existing rooms and advising on acoustic upgrades so that the refurbished rooms achieve Building Bulletin 93 standards; internal structure design to maximise privacy between teaching areas; and the incorporation of visually and acoustically suitable room finishes in teaching areas with exposed soffits.

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    The new and refurbished buildings were tested on completion and achieved all of the relevant acoustic criteria. The school can now benefit from better working and study conditions.

    Client: Mouchel Babcock Education / Willmott Dixon
    Architect: Avanti Architects