TVS RESi Concrete Floating Floor – Halle St Peter’s Manchester
TVS helped to create a new home for Manchester’s famous Hallé Orchestra and choirs in a remarkably contemporary extension to a former church.
Client: Hallé St Peter’s
Main Contractor: Gilbert Ash
Architect: Stephensons Studio
Structural Engineer: Booth King Partnership
The award-winning Halle Orchestra has a new home in the city after the completion of a £6.6 million three-storey extension to a former church dating back to 1859. To ensure that the resulting extension would meet the orchestra’s exacting acoustic requirements, Architects Stephenson Studio called in TVS Group. Both companies had already worked successfully together on a similar scheme at the city’s Chetham’s School of Music, the largest school of its kind in the UK.
TVS was tasked with designing and installing specialist acoustic flooring together with steelwork isolation pads which sit within the floors to take various column loads. The specialist TVS RESi Concrete Metal Floating Floor was installed over three different rehearsal areas. TVS also decoupled all the rooms from each other to prevent noise transfer between them. Additional isolators were installed around the perimeters of each room to accommodate the construction of walls which would sit on top of the floating floor. Not only did the acoustic flooring in the rehearsal rooms need to meet demanding standards, the perimeter columns, sitting on pads within the floor, had to comply with specific loading and performance requirements.
TVS RESi Concrete Floating Floor System
20mm TVS Perimeter Isolation
50mm Sylomer SR850 Isolators
50mm Knauf Acoustic Roll
TVS Metal Deck
100mm Fibre Reinforced Concrete