Paisley Grammar School Community Campus

Client: Ryder Architecture for Renfrewshire Council

Architect: Ryder Architecture

Contractor: Morrison Construction

Project value: circa £75m

Project team: Lee Hadden, Scott Tunnah, Richard Mackenzie

Designed to replace the existing Paisley Grammar School, the new school building will also include extensive community access space.

The school boasts 300-seat theatre, plus modern facilities for practical subjects including fitness suite, dance studio and music suites. Outdoor sporting facilities include 3G all-weather and grass sports pitches, games court, and outdoor learning and social spaces.

At the project’s earliest stages, RMP consultants provided Building Acoustics considerations to cover noise break in from external noise sources, external noise levels and early stage building acoustics considerations based on concept plans. RMP conducted an initial noise survey to measure existing noise levels around the development site and estimate the potential external noise break-in through facades and impact on any external teaching areas.

At RIBA Stage 3/4, RMP worked on the acoustic design strategy  of the design to meet the requirements set in BB 93:2015. In addition to sound insulation considerations and control of reverberation times, the acoustic design strategy included the control of external sound break-in, considerations for spaces containing music, noise in/from open plan teaching spaces and break-out spaces, as well as control of sound and vibration from building services.

RMP also provided the Impact Noise Assessment of the adjacent development from the proposed Paisley Grammar School Community Campus as well as the Noise Impact Assessment for the proposed school’s plant.

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