University of Roehampton

University of Roehampton

▷ Year: 2020
▷ Location: London, UK
▷ Client: University of Roehampton
▷ Architect: Rivington Street Studio

The project involved the redevelopment of the Harvey and Romero buildings at the University of Roehampton, London for the creation of the new Sir David Bell Media Centre, to provide students with access to state-of-the-art film studios and editing suites, newsrooms, resources for media, photography and sound production, computer facilities and a cinema, as well as conference, teaching rooms.

Due to the several acoustically critical spaces, several aspects of the project were found to be acoustically challenging.

Design criteria for room acoustics have been reviewed and recommendations provided to ensure top-class acoustic comfort and quality in studios and teaching spaces.

The Acoustic Design targets for sound insulation between sound sensitive spaces such as studios have been achieved compatible with the site constraints, after a thorough review of the details of the work carried out on site.

Mitigation measures have also been adopted to control noise from building services to suitable criteria, both indoor and outdoor, as well as to ensure that noise from activities in the cinema and the studios would not cause any adverse impact on the teaching spaces of the building itself.