Berkeley Homes

Royal Arsenal Riverside, London

Royal Arsenal Riverside, London

Construction: Mixed

Services provided: Acoustics consultancy and testing for community energy centre

Royal Arsenal is a prestigious long-term redevelopment which will provide over 4,000 homes and many commercial premises.

Working in partnership with the client, NHBC undertook an enhanced programme of pre-completion acoustic testing. Berkeley Homes could not use Robust Details for the conversion scheme, and test results were also required to demonstrate higher performance standards for Berkeley's EcoHomes application.

As well as the testing for this phase of over 300 dwellings, NHBC provided extensive acoustics consultancy for the community energy centre, working with the developer and contracting engineers.

Alongside space and design considerations, noise was a significant concern with construction around existing occupied properties. NHBC provided a design and review service for the site's substantial energy centre that provides heating and hot water across the development, and the expert advice was used to address those aspects of the planning conditions.