AEC provided acoustic design advice on from planning to completion stage on Christie Hospital Young Oncology Unit – Image courtesy of IBI Group.
Good acoustic design is fundamental to the quality of healthcare buildings.
The correct acoustic conditions will improve patient privacy and dignity and help create an environment that is conducive to rest and recuperation. They will also provide benefits in terms of staff comfort and morale and confidential spaces to allow for private consultation.
Sound affects people both physiologically and psychologically. Unwanted sound can increase heart rate and blood pressure, which in turn can impact on a patient’s recovery.
AEC has significant Experience in the design of Healthcare buildings and provide guidance throughout the design process including pre-completion testing.
- Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford – Review of new hospital scheme on behalf of local health authority, including the potential impact of helicopter activities
- Lister Hospital, Stevenage – Design of new Independent Sector Treatment Centre for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
- Glossop Primary Care Centre –New build health centre for Bury, Tameside & Glossop Community Solutions
- Hemel Hempstead General Hospital – Initial design of new Independent Sector Treatment Centre for Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire
- London Day Surgery, Gloucester House, N12 – Impact on surrounding residents of use intensification of existing facilities