University of Reading

University of Reading gets a new music department

University of Reading

At the turn of the twentieth century the land and buildings at Reading’s London Road were gifted to the University of Reading. The focal point of the property is the magnificent Victorian cloistered Great Hall. The Cloister buildings have been refurbished after years of neglect which had left them in a state of disrepair. Now they house the University’s Institute of Education, with dedicated spaces for Music, Drama, Languages and more. Many of the Cloister buildings' original features had to be retained, including a mixture of single-glazed curved and sash windows. This presented a problem for the 2-storey Music Department which accommodates a mixture of studios, practice rooms and recording facilities. Enhanced levels of soundproofing for both noise egress and ingress were essential to attain. The windows were treated with hinged casements incorporating twin memory compression seals, multipoint locking and a 6.4mm laminated glass to ensure the best acoustic performance. Flush hinges and flush locks fitted with escutcheon plates provide clean lines and minimal dust ledges.
Solutions to mitigate against noise with secondary glazing at University of Reading
Quiet environment for study achieved with secondary glazing hinged casement at University of Reading
Noise insulation at University of Reading achieved by the installation of secondary double glazed units
Mitigation of noise egress with retrofitted secondary glazing in the music room of Reading University
Quiet learning environment created by Selectaglaze secondary glazing units at Reading University
Reading University Cloister Building External Shot
University of Reading external shot
Secondary glazing for noise reduction and thermal enhancement at Reading University

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