Mason UK had the pleasure of working on the prestigious 1 Shard Place project. We carried out the vibration isolation of an open-air swimming pool on the top floor of the 27-story building directly adjacent to The Shard in London. Several special galvanised heavy-duty restrained spring mounts were used to support the 156-tonne pool structure.
Mason UK were awarded the contract to Design, Supply, and Install Concrete Jack Up Floating Floors for the brand-new Peloton headquarters in Covent Garden. In addition to being a prestigious project for an innovative, high-end fitness brand, the historic setting of Floral Street (just one street over from Covent Garden Piazza itself) presented a host of logistical challenges to overcome.
Mason UK designed and supplied the building isolation bearings for this large and prestigious development, which included an isolated retained façade. The project involved the demolition of the existing early Edwardian structure, but leaving the listed façade behind. A new isolated structure was constructed, supported on 8Hz Mason bearings and resiliently connected back to the façade.
Oxsonics representatives contacted us for help to solve a vibrations disturbance being caused by construction work nearby. The sensitive equipment they use requires very high levels of precision and so any disturbances can cause their results and experiments to be false. We therefore installed a high-performance system utilising Mason Air Springs.
Mason UK had the pleasure of working alongside Laing O’Rourke on many aspects of plant isolation on the SHRI project. The purpose of this building was for advanced material research so it was crucial that vibration is controlled to prevent disturbance to laboratories where highly sensitive scientific equipment is in operation around the clock.
We were approached to help solve a vibration disturbance that was being caused by two large vacuum pumps used for the vacuum test chambers. The vacuum chambers simulate various environments and test the vehicle’s performance in various scenarios.
Following the successful installation of Jack Up concrete floors for the Greenwich 119 project with Kier London, Mason UK were brought on board by Mace to work on the Greenwich 205 project for similar floor constructions in the gyms on the 15th floor and plantrooms on the 14th floor of Building 2 being built next to the O2 Arena.
Mason UK secured the contract to provide acoustic floating floors for the new BBC building in central Cardiff. This was a large, logistically challenging job that required floors to be installed on every floor from the basement up to the third floor. Overall, this project required in excess of 1,500sqm of floating floors.
It has been over 20 years since Mason UK first installed floating floors in the Royal Opera House’s famous Linbury theatre and ballet studios. We were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to work on the recent “open-up” phase of the project.
Mason were specified to provide floating floors on this project in Kings Cross by Sandy Brown Associates. Floors were required in the Spinning Room, Cardio Suite, Strength Studio and Movement Studio comprising of over 900 square metres of flooring.
Gymbox in Shepherds Bush had been receiving complaints about the use of the Free Weights zone within its premises. Mason UK worked with Cole Jarmin Associates to design a suitable floating floor system to isolate the energy from Free Weights dropping onto the Structural slab. In the past restrictions had been placed on the Free weights zone, limiting its use.
Mason UK were specified to provide acoustic products and systems for the new Farm Studios on Newman Street in Central London. We worked on the design team, designing and installing the Mason FSN jack up floating floor system and supplying several other acoustic products to isolate the walls and ceil
The new gym was built on what was the roof of the Westfield Stratford shopping centre. The gym includes an Olympic grade free weights area, catering for free weights up to 300kg. We are installing a floating floor to isolate the weights area from the structure.
We were approached by a consultant working on a project near Winchester. A factory making aluminium containers had a series of 12000kg punches stamping out parts. The vibrations resulting from this were significant, swaying light fittings and shaking doors in buildings even a considerable distance away.
We worked on the new Resorts World Complex at the Birmingham NEC, for Galliford Try. This will feature a new casino, conference centre, shopping centre, hotel, and cinema. We supplied several products and installed concrete jack up acoustic floating floors for 11 cinema.
Mason UK won the contract from Dawnus Construction to supply acoustic bearings for the raked seating and jack up floating floors for the new Vue 7 screen Cinema complex in the Kingsmead Shopping Centre in Farnborough.
Mason UK worked on the new Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden where the roof serves as a landing pad for two helicopters. To prevent pulsations from the rotor blades affecting the sensitive equipment in this medical research facility the entire roof structure is isolated by our bespoke spring mounts.
Mason UK were contracted by Kilnbridge Construction Services on this Canary Wharf Project to design and supervise the installation of 3 jack up floating floors for the Transformer Switch Rooms on the 36th Floor of the new high rise building on Fenchurch Street.
Mason UK were pleased to work with Munro Associates again on the exciting new Studio Project in Lillehammer Norway. The Mason FSN jack up floating floors were specified to create a box within a box structure. Mason UK designed and supervised the installation undertaken by a local contractor.
Mason U.K. designed and installed two large inertia bases to isolate vertical boring machines in the Ernest Rutherford Laboratory, Oxford. Precision manufacturing facilities are located close by, which could not tolerate the vibration produced by these machines.
Mason UK completed the installation of the floating floor for the Free Weights area in the gym for Morgan Sindall. The requirement set by the acoustic consultant was for the floor to be 150mm thick and jacked up 100mm with a frequency of below 4Hz.
The Corinthia Hotel was suffering from problems due to Structure Borne Noise entering the building from the plant on the roof. Mason UK were employed by Ardmore Construction to provide a suitable isolation system to resolve this issue.
Isolated, acoustic, concrete spring jack up floating floors were required by the Gym Group in Manchester, to isolate against structure borne noise from their clients working out disturbing the Law Students in the college below.
The Musikkenshus is designed to be the largest classical music venue in Northern Europe. To be the home of the Aalborg Philharmonic Orchestra, the project is substantial and the quality of the acoustic environment paramount. All acoustic aspects have been designed and validated by Artec of New York.
Mason UK won the contract from Willmott Dixon to supply and supervise the installation of concrete jack up floating floors specified by Arup Acoustics for two TV Studios on this project. Mason worked with the concrete frame contractor MPB to form the floating floors.
Arup’s specified a jack up spring floor in the Metrology Lab at the Coventry University site. Mason UK designed and installed this floating floor for VINCI Construcion utilising the Mason Industries FS spring jacks to meet the 3 to 4Hz isolator natural frequency requirement.
Mason UK installed the floating floor in the Auditorium for Watkin Jones on the Bournemouth Church Project. The Auditorium floating floor was 150mm thick and 775 square metres in area. The floor was poured in a single operation and jacked over 2 days to provide a 75mm air gap.
The residential property next to this Sewage Pumping Treatment Works had been experiencing problems with vibration being transferred from the pumps into their house. Mason UK designed and supplied a bespoke inertia base mounted on springs and Mason Mercer 502 Heavy duty Expansion Joints.
Mason UK completed a project at Union Square Aberdeen, Scotland. This was a big project that made use of floating floors and rubber isolation bearings to acoustically isolate the raked cinema seating. This was one of the most complicated jobs Mason UK has ever undertaken.