Academies in the South East


Carillion Plc




Various counties



Our role in the project

To demonstrate that the required BB93 Acoustic Design for Schools standards have been met.

Specific considerations

  • Contractual requirements
  • BB93 Acoustic Design for Schools requirements
  • Client’s need for a practical, cost effective design

Acoustic features of this project

Based on our initial noise surveys, we;

  • Recommended acoustic ventilators on, for example, the windows wherever possible to minimise the need for mechanical ventilators;
  • Together with the architect, developed the building’s layout plan so that noisy rooms are separated from noise sensitive rooms;
  • Specified the measures to be taken and materials needed to ensure all indoor ambient noise, airborne sound insulation and reverberation levels meet all BB93 performance standards.

For some of the academy projects, our noise surveys identified inherent limitations of the existing site and buildings.

In such cases, we recommended that alternative standards were adopted where appropriate. For example, if rebuilding walls was not financially viable to address a sound insulation issue in a refurbishment project, an alternative solution was provided using the existing construction and a different set of performance standards which were just as viable to meet statutory requirements.

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