Noise mitigation against HS2 enabling works at 30 Euston Square

30 Euston Square is a stunning Grade II* Listed building dating back to 1906. Maintaining the legacy of the health related professionals who have occupied the building since it was constructed; in 2010 it was acquired by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RGCP), who took up the tumultuous task of refurbishing and upgrading its spaces.

Selectaglaze has a long standing relationship with RCGP and has carried out a number of installations to different areas of the building over the years. Located in an extremely busy part of London and having only single glazed steel or timber casements, thermal insulation and more importantly noise insulation needed to be upgraded to improve the environment for the users.

The relationship began in 2010, when the new owners decided it was necessary to undertake works to reduce noise ingress on the façade overlooking the Euston Road, as well as roof lights in the top floor State Room. Side hung casements were specified and installed which meant full access was maintained for cleaning and maintenance of the roof lights and also gave an uninterrupted view of the original glazing.

Again, on the same façade, on a few of the lower floors there are study rooms where GP members can stay when they are on College business. Secondary glazing has been installed to prevent noise from passing traffic. The lower floors contain examination rooms, where around 3,000 GPs a year take their final assessments. A mixture of units were installed, including vertical and horizontal sliders and side hung casements.

In 2012/2013, Selectaglaze returned to install secondary glazing to other areas of the building, which were either used for RCGP staff or as tenanted office areas. These were mainly overlooking Euston Square.

The local area has changed dramatically in recent years, with Euston Station set to become the end point of the new HS2 high speed rail link.

In 2016 Selectaglaze was approached to install secondary glazing to areas of the RGCP building on Stephenson Way and Euston Street to help combat any noise from the HS2 building work. Works were carried out over a number of floors to a vast number of openings, creating quiet reflective spaces for those working in the offices. All units specified grant access to the primary windows, to enable the maintenance and cleaning.

Founded in 1966, Royal Warrant Holder Selectaglaze has gained a reputation as a leading secondary glazing specialist, creating sensitive designs with low visual impact.

Contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271/e mail: enquiries@selectaglaze.co.uk or visit: www.selectaglaze.co.uk

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