16 November 2016
Our NALO (Noise, Air, Lighting, and Odour) experts in Leicester have been making a difference by using their own time to help autism charity, ASPIRE: Lifeskills, locate to new premises in the Loughborough area. The charity provides education to youngsters with autism who are not able to be taught within mainstream settings.
The team helped the charity by undertaking an acoustic assessment and acoustic testing. Noise, poor air quality, lighting and odour can all act as pollutants and may need to be controlled or mitigated to protect sensitive environments.
Acoustic testing is a vital component of the work we do and by being able to quantify certain aspects of noise, we are able to provide an effective solution.
ASPIRE have been looking for new premises for their Lifeskills Learning Centre to ensure that every student has access to facilities to address their academic, therapeutic, social, emotional and personal development.
WYG’s NALO team helped them to create the learning centre by refurbishing former solicitors’ offices in central Loughborough. The Learning Centre includes a dedicated kitchen, therapy rooms, music rooms and teaching spaces and the assessments undertaken by the team considered the effects of reverberation and sound transmission between spaces.
The report produced was then used to ensure that the learning centre met the acoustic requirements of BB93 and was able to be registered by Ofsted.
Nigel Mann, Director – NALO said: “We are delighted to have been involved in this worthwhile project to ensure good acoustics in the building. The team have really enjoyed seeing the outcomes of their efforts, meeting with staff and knowing that their donated advice and work will help those pupils have a great place to learn.”
Our NALO experts offer a comprehensive service to suit individual clients such as developers, businesses, builders and local authorities. They also support the wider WYG team on major programmes.
Find out more about the charity by visiting their website.