Holiday Inn Heathrow


McAleer & Rushe




Heathrow, London



Our role in the project

Initially, we checked the external noise levels against the levels for the same areas provided by the developer. Using this information, we were able to confirm the glazing specification provided by the developer would be suitable.   

The building was required to comply with hotel operator brand standards, building regulations, and local authority planning conditions.

Specific considerations

An obvious acoustic challenge this build faced was the proximity of the airport and related noise pollution. The enclosed atrium space also proved to be a challenge when it came to the external and internal noise environment. Noise sources included aircraft ground and air noise as well as noise from adjoining spaces. We resolved these challenges by reviewing the design and specification for glazing throughout the hotel and calculating the impact this would have on noise intrusion. We also assessed how noise intrusion was affected towards the back of the building and within courtyard spaces.

Acoustic features of this project

To improve conditions within the atrium, we provided glazing specifications and advised on absorption control to limit acoustic interference. We developed a bespoke solution for acoustic absorption to control reverberation time within the space.  

At Adnitt Acoustics, we excel at providing bespoke solutions for challenging situations, as evidenced above. By utilising our adaptability to different elements of the project, we were able to provide services to a high standard at times that suited the developer and encompassed a large remit. Our previous experience with Stansted also aided us in providing a successful service.

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