111 Westminster Bridge Road


McAleer & Rushe







Our Role in the Project

We were engaged to work on this project through our pre-existing relationship with McAleer & Rushe. Due to the central location of the apart-hotel, sources of noise included the main road outside the building, railway lines at the back of the building leading to directly into Waterloo Station and the London Underground Bakerloo Line below. The initial assessment we undertook involved measuring each of these noise sources.

The industry standards the build had to comply with were the Hotel Operators Specific Requirements.

Specific Considerations

The main acoustic challenge facing the project was it’s proximity to the railway lines leading into Waterloo. The elevated railway lines produce high levels of acoustic interference, combined with the London Underground Bakerloo Line running below the building and the adjacent road.

We resolved these issues by;

  • Creating an acoustic design for the façade
  • Locating bedrooms relative to the Bakerloo Line

We also provided input into tenant information packs for the leased commercial units on the ground floor of the building.

Acoustic Features of this Project

The central location of this build provided nearly 360° of acoustic interference. To combat this, we created a series of specialist solutions as follows;

  • We reviewed the manufacturer’s data and combined our findings to find out whether this would provide the correct reductions
  • We established a combination of glazing and framing systems which when combined achieved the required reductions

Using high-tech solutions, such as working with the façade subcontractors to develop a prediction methodology, and as a result of our research, discussion and planning, we were able to provide a bespoke solution that successfully complied with the Hotel Operations Specific Requirements. It’s always great to get feedback on our projects, and as such we were pleased to see very positive reviews by journalists who had stayed in the apart-hotel, mentioning specifically how amazed they were to experience quiet bedrooms so close to the railway and road.

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