Acoustic design for healthcare facilities in the UK is largely based on the guidance contained in Health Technical Memorandum HTM08-01 (or more recent incarnations such as the ‘Department of Health Technical design manual version 0.6: England’). We are experienced in designing to this document and have advised Healthcare Authorities and Main Contractors across a range of medical and laboratory facilities.
New Medical Centre and Library – Clapham, London
Client: United House
Architects: Studio Egret West and DLA Architects
Mechanical Consultants: Scott Wilson
Scope: To carry out the detailed acoustic design of the scheme to achieve the Employers Requirements and Planning Conditions. The Health Centre was designed to the new HTM 08-01 acoustic criteria, to ensure suitable speech privacy and acoustic insulation throughout the facility. The main library area doubles as a performance space for music and theatre and so detailed 3D modelling was carried out to determine the optimum compromise between the conflicting requirements.