Feltham Properties is the asset investment and development arm of The Feltham Group. WBM has provided professional acoustic services to Feltham Properties and Feltham Construction Ltd on a number of projects over the last 5 years. The development at Park Reach, Newbury, involved very close liaison with the client from an early stage.
Project brief: Feltham Properties commissioned WBM to assist with planning and noise matters at an early stage of the project comprising 14 high quality flat residential units within a new 3 storey block. WBM liaised closely with the Local Planning Authority to establish clear guidance on the noise requirements in relation to planning, undertaking detailed noise surveys at and around the site, including at higher proposed floor levels. An assessment of noise ingress to the facility in accordance with BS 8233: 2014 was provided, giving clear guidance on the building envelope acoustic performance. Subsequently WBM were retained to provide professional input on revised scheme proposals working closely with the client’s architects to develop building envelope solutions.
Acoustic aspects: The site is located between London Road and Victoria Park in Newbury Town Centre and is exposed to mainly road and air traffic noise. The key focus of the development was exceptional quality and standard of living via a high specification of accommodation suited for the busy professional or the discerning downsizer. WBM worked closely with the client’s architects providing detailed assessments of noise break-in due to external noise sources and the acoustic implications of the ventilation measures proposed.
Outcome: The result was Park Reach, a high quality private development with 14 new 1 and 2 bed apartments over three floors, located minutes’ walk from one of Thames Valley’s most desirable town centres.