Education is a fundamental principle of society. Good learning spaces enable good learning. We are passionate about providing acoustically excellent educational facilities, where our children can thrive and the community benefits.
Studies have shown that students learn faster, and comprehend and retain more knowledge in the proper acoustic environments; this is even more critical for the youngest students who are still learning how to pronounce words. A good acoustic environment is particularly important for students with hearing impairment or learning disabilities.
Requirement E4 of Approved Document E of the Building Regulations states that each room or other space in a school building shall be designed and constructed in such a way that it has the acoustic conditions and the insulation against disturbance by noise appropriate to its intended use. It refers to the use of Building Bulletin 93 (currently published by the Education Funding Agency). Although not mandatory, these same standards are often used in colleges and universities, particularly when the development is seeking compliance with BREEAM.
Our team has good experience working within the education sector and has successfully delivered nurseries, schools, colleges and universities for many clients and in many regions, including Shropshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Hampshire.