The former Art Deco Astoria Cinema in Brighton was last used as a Bingo Hall in 1996 and has been left unused and empty since. H30 Media Ltd together with Conran + Partners Architects have developed a vision for the Astoria Cinema site that includes commercial spaces and a new arts and media quarter for the city.
We provided the acoustic assessment to support a new planning application for a change of use from commercial to residential on the top floor of the development. Our work included monitoring of the existing noise environment at the front and rear of the site, calculating the noise levels within the future residential apartments and recommending measures to ensure that internal noise criteria would be achieved. Navigating a largely derelict building and finding suitable locations to setup the noise monitors was an unusual challenge but one that we enjoyed whilst working on this exciting local development.