Lisburn Institute for Education

Architects: Knoxx Clayton Architects
Client: Lisburn Institute of Further and Higher Education

This involved design development to optimise the internal acoustic environment within the proposed Institute and ultimately achieve BREEAM credits for the building. The building incorporated classrooms, high noise laboratories, science and technology rooms, group learning rooms, meeting rooms, counselling rooms and a large hall all of which had specific acoustic targets to meet including ambient background noise, sound insulation and reverberation times. Particular design challenges in the case of this project included developing suitable wall and floor structures to sufficiently minimise noise breakout from metal work and joinery rooms. Other design challenges included the design of ventilation management systems to provide sufficient air changes to science, technology and teaching rooms while also maintaining a suitably low ambient background noise level. Evaluation and recommendations were relative to BB93 to achieve BREEAM credits.

The consultant for this project was David Cawley however this may not have been with Allegro Acoustics Ltd.