dBx Acoustics worked with contractors ESH to provide a new health centre in Barrow in Furness. The £15m building on the site of the former Alfred Barrow School includes audiology, CAMHS and therapy space as well as housing three GP practices, the North West Ambulance Service, and BAE.
The original Victorian school building was retained to and converted to office space, with the clinical spaces being designed to meet the NHS standard for acoustic design in healthcare, HTM 08-01.
dBx Acoustics has been involved with the project from planning stage, carrying out noise surveys on the undeveloped site and assessing the acoustic performance of the retained Victorian building.
HTM08-01 requires that designers consider privacy and confidentiality between clinical spaces, room acoustic comfort, and noise levels arising both from building services and from outside the building. We worked with the architect, contractor and M&E consultant to ensure that the building was appropriately specified and detailed to function as needed.