Cass Allen Associates are working on the acoustic design of an interesting refurbishment at Regent’s Crescent. The original building was designed in the early 1800s by Architect John Nash who also designed Buckingham Palace. The building’s original purpose was to house friends and family of the Prince Regent but it were later damaged in Second World War bombings.

The original stone building has been demolished aside from the plant rooms, gardens, and the residential blocks alongside the entrance that runs beneath the crescent. The property was then rebuilt to preserve the historical appearance using a high tech cladding that is visually identical to the original facade.

As with all refurbishment projects, the acoustic detailing is critical to ensure that appropriate levels of sound insulation are provided. In this case high acoustic performance façade elements have been utilised along with careful detailing of internal partitioning to achieve high sound insulation levels between the high-value apartments.