Architectural & Environmental Acousticians

Noise & Vibration Engineers

  • Noise from Waste Transfer Station – London

    Noise from Waste Transfer Station – London

  • Large mixed-use scheme – One Tower Bridge

    Large mixed-use scheme – One Tower Bridge

  • New Hotel – Heathrow Airport

    New Hotel – Heathrow Airport

  • New residential village for Berkeley Homes

    New residential village for Berkeley Homes

  • New Container Distribution Hub – Felixstowe

    New Container Distribution Hub – Felixstowe

  • New Skills Academy – Bristol

    New Skills Academy – Bristol

  • New Chapel and Crematorium – Milton Keynes

    New Chapel and Crematorium – Milton Keynes

  • New Leisure Centre – Nottingham

    New Leisure Centre – Nottingham

  • New Office Block – London

    New Office Block – London

Hotels

Poor acoustic performance is one of the major complaints received by hotel operators from their guests. Whether it is poor insulation between bedrooms, music disturbance from the on-site entertainment facilities, or plant noise from the ventilation services. Cass Allen have extensive experience of the acoustic design and testing of all styles of hotel from large multinational chains to independent boutique hotels.

Crowne Plaza Hotel – Albert Embankment, London

Client: Cannon Corporate UK Ltd
Project Managers: Gleeds Management Services Ltd
Architect: Aedas RHWL
Mechanical Engineers: Red Engineering Design

Scope: Cass Allen Associates was instructed to provide acoustic design guidance for this new hotel on the Southside of the River Thames, part of the regeneration of the Lambeth area.

This prominently located 16 storey hotel will offer 136 rooms, guest restaurant, lounge bar, spa and meeting facilities.

Cass Allen has advised the client throughout the planning, design and construction periods to ensure that the stringent brand standards required for Crowne Plaza Hotels are achieved.

Yacht Hotel – Royal Victoria Dock

Client: ISS Facility Services
Planning Consultants: DLP Planning Consultants

Scope: Cass Allen Associates was instructed by ISS Facility Services to carry out an acoustic assessment for this yacht hotel in Royal Victoria Dock, next to the ExCeL London Exhibition and Convention Centre.

The yacht will house 153 cabins and, as part of the planning process, Cass Allen used advanced 3D computer noise modelling to assess and help mitigate the impact of operational noise from the yacht on the surrounding residents.

Combined Premier Inn & Data Centre – Ealing

Client: Mace Group
Architects: MAA Architects
Services Consultant: Hurley Palmer Flatt

Scope: Our involvement with this project started at the outline planning stage and lasted for five years through discharge of planning conditions, detailed acoustic design, construction and commissioning. The juxtaposition of a noisy data centre and a hotel which prides itself on providing a good night’s sleep caused a few acoustic design headaches, but commissioning tests have shown that the insulation between the two uses is performing exactly as designed.

New Holiday Inn Hotel – Winchester

Client: Morgan Sindall plc 
Architects: AWW

Scope: To acoustically design the facade and internal partitions of the hotel to achieve Holiday Inn’s specification. Also to carry out sound testing to demonstrate compliance with the client’s specifications and part E of the building regulations.

New Hotel Development for Ramada – Salford Quays

Client: Lanos (Salford Quays)
Project Managers: Bellamy & Wareham
Architects: Shor Associates

Scope: To specify the building envelope and internal partitions for this Ramada Hotel in Salford Quays. The hotel lies adjacent to a busy dual carriageway and so high performance glazing and ventilation systems were required.

Mixed Use Travelodge Hotel & Residential Development – Swindon

Client: Kailish Estates
Architects: Aedas
Project Managers: Bellamy & Wareham

Scope: To design the building envelope of this combined hotel/residential/hostel scheme to achieve stringent planning noise limits. Our role also included designing the internal partitions to achieve Travelodge acoustic criteria and Part E of the building regulations.

Hilton Hotel – Central London

Client: BDL Group plc
Architects: Jestico & Whiles

Scope: To investigate reported poor sound insulation across the moveable partitions between meeting rooms and conference areas in this new £28m luxury hotel. We carried out insulation tests (shown above) to identify the source of the problem, which was then rectified by the partition manufacturer before the hotel first opened for business.

New Travelodge Hotel – Heathrow

Client: George & Harding Group
Architects: JWA

Scope: In view of the very close proximity to the Heathrow runways, this hotel required exceptional levels of acoustic insulation to be provided by the building fabric. Our role was to assess the various building elements and advise on achieving the Travelodge acoustics requirements. Subsequent proving tests demonstrated that the requirements were achieved. The photos show the hotel both completed and during construction.

New Accor Hotel – Manchester

Client: Kailish Estates
Project Managers: Bellamy & Wareham
Architects: Shor Associates

Scope: To assess the external noise environment and specify the building envelope and internal partitions for this Etap Hotel in Salford, Gt Manchester to achieve the stringent Accor hotels specification for their Etap brand. The hotel lies adjacent to the Greater Manchester tram system and so sophisticated anti-vibration treatment was required to the hotel foundations. In addition, high traffic noise levels due to the main road also required high performance glazing and ventilation systems.

Hotel Development for Travelodge – Cambridge

Client: Chartfront / EGPL
Architects: Barber Casanovas Ruffles
Planning Consultants: Januarys

Scope: To assist with achieving planning permission for a new Travelodge Hotel. The site in on one of the main access routes into Cambridge and so a high performance facade was required to achieve suitable noise levels inside guest bedrooms.

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