Amesbury Extra Care Home, Wiltshire

Our acoustic and structural engineering teams supported the design of a new later living development with assisted care facilities, close to Boscombe Down airfield in Wiltshire.

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The Amesbury Extra Care housing project is a 6,139m² later-living development with assisted care facilities, which consists of 60 one and two bed apartments. The scheme supports independent living with state-of-the-art facilities and services provided on site including 24/7 care provision, restaurant, guest suite, staff ancillary offices and gardens.

The Wiltshire Council-owned and run scheme includes homes for affordable rent and some shared ownership homes for sale.

The site is located close to Boscombe Down airfield, which is one of the largest airfields of its kind in the UK. The nearby Amesbury Archer School also borders the Extra Care Home site, which added further acoustic considerations for both noise that may have affected the school during construction, and school noise which may affect the future residents.

Hydrock offered advice on the construction of partitions and worked closely with the design team to discuss space requirements and partition thicknesses as well as coordinating the sound insulation performance requirements of Building Regulations with the architect. We worked collaboratively with the design team to develop the best design and acoustic solution.

Protecting future residents from external factors such as noise was key to the glazing and ventilation strategy designed by Hydrock’s acoustic engineers. 

Image courtesy of Wiltshire Council