Blossom Street – Ancoats

dBx Acoustics worked with Mulbury City and Tim Groom Architects on the £30m, 143 apartment Blossom Street development in Ancoats, Manchester.

Our involvement with the scheme began at the planning stage, working carefully with the architects on the detailed design of the facade and glazing to ensure traffic noise would not impact on residential amenity. We specified internal constructions to exceed the requirements of Approved Document E and worked with Futureserv to ensure the ventilation system noise is controlled internally and to the environment.

We carried out an acoustic modelling exercise of the communal residential lounge, rooftop kitchen and cinema room, to ensure the urban aesthetic of the design still presented a comfortable and usable aural environment for residents.

Finally, in late 2020 and early 2021, we carried out extensive pre-completion acoustic testing throughout both blocks to demonstrate that the required acoustic standards had been met throughout the development.