Vibration Isolation of Conical Roof with Spring Mounts, Camden Roundhouse
We were very pleased to have been involved with the £28M redevelopment of the prestigious Roundhouse project in Camden.
This building was originally constructed in the 1830’s by Robert Stephenson as a steam engine repair building and it became a legendary venue in the 1960s and 70s where punk and glam rock started and where The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd made their names.
The redeveloped Roundhouse houses up to 3300 people standing or up to 1700 seated. It provides highly flexible and adaptable performance space and includes a wide range of performing arts including music, theatre, dance, circus and digital media. Full details may be found on their excellent website – www.roundhouse.org.uk
Mason UK has supplied and installed a 4 Hz spring isolation system for the conical roof to minimise noise breakout. They have been installed at specific‘node’ points on the roof structure to support a heavy secondary outer roof. Our bespoke design utilises stock helical springs with special upper and lower brackets to accommodate the 28 degree roof angle.
We have also supplied and installed Jack-Up floating floors with 4 Hz natural frequency for the Radio and Television studios in the basement. These low frequency floors are required to isolate ground vibration from the nearby main line and underground railway lines.