Tamar Bridge Crossing
dBx Acoustics worked with architects Poynton Bradbury Wynter Cole Architects on this project which was funded by the Heritage Lottery and was completed in 2018.
The work consisted of replacement offices and public interface facilities as well as a new control room, replacing the original 1961 office building on the site. We commenced with a noise survey to establish the existing conditions on site which enabled us to specify both facade sound insulation to control noise intrusion to the building, and noise emission limits for new items of building services plant.
Our work on the building wasn’t just focused on the envelope, although controlling noise intrusion to the main traffic control room was considered a key aim of the scheme. We also worked with the design team to control privacy between adjacent spaces, and to control room acoustic conditions for good communication and concentration.
This project was particularly special to our Director, Susan, who grew up in Cornwall and considers herself to be ‘home’ as soon as she crosses the bridge. It adds to our portfolio of projects in the South West which includes a number of residential developments for Acorn Blue, and a number of PSBP school refurbishment projects with Interserve – including Susan’s own primary school!