Noise mitigation against HS2 enabling works at 30 Euston Square

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30 Euston Square is a stunning Grade II* Listed building dating back to 1906, it has an outstanding Edwardian façade with an original Greek revival style entrance hall and internally is full of ornate architectural details

Royal College of General Practitioners

Upholding the legacy of the health-related professionals who have inhabited the building since it was constructed; in 2010 it was acquired by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RGCP), who have taken up the challenge of renovating and upgrading its spaces. The RGCP is the largest medical Royal College with over 52,000 members, supporting trainees and GPs alike on key issues concerning their work.

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

The relationship started in 2010, when the new owners decided it was essential to undertake works to decrease noise ingress on the façade overlooking the Euston Road. The State Room on the top floor is often let out for private functions, yet suffered from noise ingress through the beautiful roof lights spanning the length of the room. Side hung casements were specified and installed; therefore full access was maintained for cleaning and maintenance of the roof lights and also gave an unobscured view of the original glazing.

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On some of the lower floors there are study rooms where GP members can stay when they are on College business. The lower floors contain examination rooms, where around 3,000 GPs a year take their final assessments. These rooms required optimum noise reduction to enable complete concentration for students who were near to gaining their medical qualifications. A mixture of units were installed, including vertical and horizontal sliding units and side hung casements.

In 2012, Selectaglaze returned to install secondary glazing to other sections of the building, which were either used for RCGP staff or as tenanted office spaces. These were chiefly overlooking Euston Square and a few of the study bedrooms towards the rear of the building.

RCGP Office

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 building work.  Working to an architect’s specification, the design was finalised and after listed planning consent was granted, installation began. Works were carried out over a number of floors to a large 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.

Established in 1966 and granted a Royal Warrant in 2004, Selectaglaze is the leading specialist in the design, manufacture and installation of secondary glazing. Selectaglaze has vast experience in working on all building types. Selectaglaze will be showcasing a variety of secondary glazing products at Futurebuild from the 5th – 7th March, ExCel London at Stand D21.

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