RBA Acoustics regularly work with The Howard de Walden Estate, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to work with them on a major refurbishment of their premises at 23 Queen Anne Street. The refurbishment is part of the Estate’s vision for a new head office, and acoustic design is a key part of their strategy for a forward thinking and future-proof working environment.
The Howard de Walden Estate moved into purpose built offices in 1937 at 23 Queen Anne Street and 35 Harley Street. The Marylebone based estate covers 92 acres, and around 850 properties.
The contemporary redesign of the offices, led by our in-house team, includes roof extensions and large scale refurbishment to the open plan offices and reception. Acoustic modelling software Odeon was used to simulate offices and the reception area, indicating requirements for enhanced levels of acoustics absorption in the larger open plan spaces. RBA also provided a technical assessment of re-radiated noise from the Jubilee line running underneath the building, with options on how to address and mitigate this.
Building work for the prestigious offices began in early 2019 and the project is set to be completed in 2021.
(photos from Morrow+Lorraine Architects)