RPS provided Acoustic advice for the design and construction stages of the redevelopment of Park Central.
The Attwood Green site was formerly a rundown mixture of council-owned houses and high-rise tower blocks. Due to its location and the high design standards expected, Acoustics played a key role in project success.
Surrounded by some of Birmingham’s busiest dual-and single-carriageway roads, noise ingress from road traffic has required careful consideration. The diverse construction types each require careful design to ensure Building Regulations requirements are met. EcoHomes make this element of the design even more critical, often requiring up to 5 dB increase in minimum standards of sound insulation.
The old buildings were demolished and replaced by a new mixed community comprising 1400 private and shared ownership dwellings, together with commercial office space and retail, all located around a central landscaped area. Many of the shared ownership dwellings are designed and constructed to EcoHomes ‘Good’ or ‘Excellent’ rating.