Holy Cross Sixth Form College
Holy Cross is a Catholic Sixth Form College and University Centre on Manchester Road in Bury, Greater Manchester. Miller Goodall Ltd (MGL) was appointed to undertake acoustic design duties for a new 3 storey teaching block and chapel. The development required a BREEAM rating of Very Good, and in order to achieve the relevant acoustic credits, the acoustic performance requirements of Hea 13 and Pol 8 within BREEAM Education 2008 were targeted. This required careful consideration of the impact of the design on acoustics to achieve the relevant criteria for indoor ambient noise levels, sound insulation between acoustically sensitive spaces and reverberation times in teaching rooms.