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Acoustics and Noise in healthcare facilities is often an issue for healthcare providers, architects, M & E consultants, contractors and project managers.

The purpose of good acoustics in healthcare buildings is to ensure the consultants and patients can clearly understand each other and privacy is maintained between rooms. In addition, within health facilities there is often a high number of building services plant and noise from this plant needs to be suitably controlled to ensure the buildings and neighbours are not adversely affected.

Health Technical Memorandum 08-01: Acoustics (HTM 08-01) provides performance standards for new build and refurbished healthcare buildings. These standards are not a building regulations requirement but are a requirement of BREEAM and normally the healthcare provider.

We provide advice to designers and assess healthcare environments to achieve good conditions for privacy and acoustics. We have considerable experience in the control of noise from MRI scanners and building services.

For a healthcare scheme we can provide advice for the duration of the project, from the initial planning stage, to the detailed design and post construction testing.

We have provided successful advice on GP Surgeries, Small Community Hospitals, Coroners Courts, Specialist Testing Facilities and Large Hospital sites. We have recently advised on the “Cherry Tree Breast Cancer Screening Centre” and the “L&R Building” as part of the redevelopment of Southmead Hospital in Bristol.

For further information on the services we offer please see our services page

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