Anderson Acoustics were pleased to provide acoustic design services for a respected existing client of ours, Bennett Construction, as part of their project to redevelop the Gascoyne Estate in Hackney. The works included demolishing the existing Gascoyne community centre and building seventeen apartments, three townhouses and a new community centre.
The project was commissioned by Sanctuary Housing Association and the architects were KCA Architects. The apartments were designed to meet Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which includes guidelines on sound insulation.
Anderson Acoustics provided acoustic design advice across the development. This included sound insulation for the residential buildings, as well as noise impact assessments for mechanical services.
The community centre posed a particular challenge in terms of noise impacts. Its location is directly attached to the residential units and therefore it needed adequate sound insulation so as not to disturb its neighbours. We also advised on the best materials to use within the centre itself, as it needed an excellent quality of internal sound in order to function well as a performance space.
“We love working on these types of projects, where the facilities developed really impact community life and bring a sense of place and belonging to the area”, said John Newman, Client Success Director at Anderson Acoustics. “The Community Centre is core to the development and we’re glad that we can make this a benefit for the people who live there, rather than a source of noise complaints.”
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