Harris Academy, Dundee - CSP Acoustics

Harris Academy, Dundee

CSP Acoustics provided guidance to achieve appropriate acoustic design standards in relation to noise control and room acoustics for the facilities for the new-build Harris Academy, Dundee.


Acoustic design guidance has been integrated into the overall project proposals, taking into account the recommendations for appropriate room acoustics and environmental noise control in schools in Building Bulletin 93 Acoustic Design of Schools: performance Standards as balanced with other design and environmental target requirements and budgetary constraints.

Acoustic guidance provided included assessments of intrusive noise, sound insulation between rooms, rain noise, plant noise to the exterior and room acoustics. Acoustic commissioning tests completed at Harris Academy in a sample of teaching and study spaces established that BB93 acoustic standards were successfully achieved.




Robertson Construction Tayside Ltd/Dundee City Council/Hub East Central Scotland


BB93:2014/ Acoustic Design of Schools

Project Information
  • Consultation Period: 2014-2016
  • Completion: 2016
  • Project Value: £30m
Project Team
  • Contractor: Robertson Construction Tayside Ltd
  • Architects: Holmes Miller Architects
  • Acoustic Consultant: CSP Acoustics LLP
  • Structural Engineers: Goodson Associates
  • M&E Engineers: Wallace Whittle
Early Decisions Make a Difference

It is a fact that the impact of many acoustical issues can be reduced by making appropriate early stage design decisions – site layout, building planning, materials and structures choices can all affect the magnitude and therefore cost of dealing with noise, privacy and communication issues. To help designers become more aware of the impact of acoustics on design and development CSP Acoustics is happy to provide CPD Updates on Acoustics and Noise issues to design practices and client organisations. Lunchtime, or longer, CPD sessions can be arranged for delivery in-house to suit client and design organisations.

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