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Gwynne Road

Client: Galliford Try Construction South

  • RIBA Stages
    • 4: Technical Design
    • 5: Construction
    • 6: Handover and Close Out

 

Photos courtesy of Galliford Try

What we did

Galliford Try, in partnership with its housebuilding division Linden Homes, have redeveloped this quarter-hectare brownfield site in Battersea SW11 into a prestigious 5-storey, 100 residential unit and 14,000 sq ft office development.

Our involvement in this project included:

  • Collecting and analysing noise and vibration measurements in relation to:
  • Conducting an acoustic design review;
  • Advising on any modifications required to the building structure;
  • Conducting airborne and impact sound insulation tests in accordance with the requirements of Approved Document E of the Building Regulations.

Acoustic features of this project

As a new build development site located adjacent to over-ground railway lines, an extensive programme of acoustic surveys, site inspection visits and sound insulation tests was required.

  • The surveys needed to be carried out prior to construction starting so that:
    • The impact of noise and vibration from the over-ground freight and consumer trains could be established;
    • As a result of the surveys' findings, any required design changes could be identified and made early on, avoiding any unnecessary delays, unbudgeted costs and, ultimately, a development that's not fit for purpose.
  • The pre-completion tests had to be conducted and reported on during the construction stage:
    • In close co-ordination with the many different construction team members;
    • At times that caused minimal disruption but didn't affect the validity of the test results;
    • To demonstrate building control compliance.

The project team

Architect: Langley Hall
Main Contractor: Galliford Try Construction South

SPECIFIC CONSIDERATIONS

  • Impact of railway noise and vibration
  • Conducting over 100 acoustic tests during construction
  • Causing minimal disruption

SOUND FAMILIAR?

Do you have a similar acoustics requirement for your residential development project? 

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