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Charlie Fleming has contributed to the design of many large buildings, and these are listed below:

South Ayrshire General Hospital, Ayr
St. Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh
National Library of Scotland Annex Phase 2, Edinburgh
Mechanised Letter Sorting Office, Edinburgh
Dunbar Parish Church
Hugh Nisbet Building Extension, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Entrance Complex, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Electrical & Electronic Engineering & Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Petroleum Science and Technology Institute, Edinburgh
Astra Clinical Research, Office Building, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh
Royal Bank of Scotland (Lord Younger House), Edinburgh.
Discovery Exhibition Centre, Dundee
Scottish Police College, Tulliallan, Fife
Clydesdale Bank Plaza, Edinburgh
Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Scottish Distiller’s Research Centre, Edinburgh
School of Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Dynamic Earth, The William Younger Building, Edinburgh
Institute of Mathematical Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Faculty of Nursing, Bell College, Hamilton, North Lanarkshire
Milton Hotel, Washington Street, Glasgow
School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews
Myhotel, Renfield Street/West Regent Street, Glasgow
80 George Street, Edinburgh
Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
Renaissance House, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh
Football Academy, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
St Maurice’s School, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
AWG Residential, Ocean Point One, Granton, Edinburgh
New Production Facility, OKI, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
Scottish Water, The Pyramids, Easter Inch, Bathgate, West Lothian
Macdonald Hotels, Marine Hotel, North Berwick, East Lothian
Defence Estates, Winterbourne Gunner Mess, Winterbourne Gunner, Somerset
Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh


Details of exactly how Charlie contributed to the design of the buildings follow:

South Ayrshire General Hospital, Ayr
£25.9 Million, 1987

Charlie’s work on this new build hospital was to advise the design team on the control of mechanical services plant noise.

St. Cuthbert’s Church, Edinburgh
£0.7 Million, 1988

The nave of the church could accommodate 2500 people in the congregation. The church was altered internally such that 3 meeting halls were created. The work on the design of the re-ordered church included a study of the sound insulation between the new nave and meeting halls, relocation of the organ, and a study of the acoustics of the new nave.

National Library of Scotland Annex Phase 2, Edinburgh
£22.7 Million, 1987 to 1989

On this project Charlie advised the design team on the control of mechanical services noise, the ingress of traffic noise, and the sound insulation of cellular offices and reading rooms.

Mechanised Letter Sorting Office, Edinburgh
£2.0 Million, 1988 to 1989

This building contained a great number of noisy mechanical machines along with standard ventilation equipment. Extensive measurements of the noise of the letter sorting machinery were made by Charlie. His involvement in the design of the building was to ensure that breakout of this noise would not exceed the local authority’s limit, imposed in the conditions of planning consent. He also had to ensure this limit was not exceeded by mechanical services plant noise.

Dunbar Parish Church
£1.6 Million, 1989

This church was gutted by fire and was rebuilt. The work undertaken was similar to that associated with St Cuthbert’s Church, except that there was no requirement to consider sound insulation, there was, however, some work on mechanical services noise control.

Hugh Nisbet Building Extension, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£3.2 Million, 1988 to 1989

This was an extension of the University’s main catering facility. Charlie’s main involvement in this project was in the control of mechanical services, catering equipment and kitchen noise. As the main dining area was to be used for formal dinners including speeches, the acoustics of that space were considered with regard to speech intelligibility.

Entrance Complex, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£3.3 Million, 1987 to 1990

Charlie’s work on this building involved all the main aspects of architectural acoustics. The heart of the Complex was a multi-purpose auditorium capable of accommodating conferences, concerts, theatrical productions, banquets, dinner dances, product launches and exhibitions. The gross shape parameters of the auditorium were assessed, and early lateral energy fractions, time delays, clarity and reverberation times calculated. Proposals were put forward including absorptive treatment, surface modelling and positioning of reflecting panelling around the stage area. Various acoustical parameters were measured once the building was completed.

Charlie also advised the design team on mechanical services noise control, and the sound insulation of the main hall and certain other sensitive rooms. The mechanical services noise levels were measured once the building was completed. He also produced a brief for the speech reinforcement system and assisted the client in assessing the tenders and choosing the contractor.

Electrical & Electronic Engineering & Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University
£8.7 Million, 1989 to 1991

Charlie’s involvement in the design of this building was mainly in the control of mechanical services noise. Additionally, some of the laboratories housed large electrical machines and sound insulation calculations were performed to ensure that the noise breakout was not excessive. The sound insulation of cellular offices and lecture rooms was also considered. The areas of the building which were to be used for the preparation of silicon wafers and the anechoic chamber also required special consideration at the design stage.

Petroleum Science and Technology Institute, Edinburgh
£2 Million, 1990 to 1991

Charlie Fleming’s work on this project was to advise the design team on the control of the ingress of traffic and aircraft noise, the control of mechanical services noise, the sound insulation of offices, and the acoustic quality of the lecture room.

Astra Clinical Research, Office Building, Beaverbank Business Park, Edinburgh
£3 Million, 1992

Working on this project, Charlie Fleming advised the design team on the control of mechanical services noise, and the acoustic quality and sound insulation of the lecture room/presentation suite. The sound insulation of cellular offices was also considered.

Royal Bank of Scotland (Lord Younger House), Edinburgh.
£44 Million, 1990 to 1993

Charlie Fleming worked with the design team to advise on the control of the ingress of traffic and aircraft noise, sound insulation of offices, control of mechanical services noise, and acoustic quality in conference spaces, open plan offices and the restaurant. Site supervision and extensive commissioning measurements were also carried out.

Discovery Exhibition Centre, Dundee
£1.4 Million, 1992 to 1993

This was a permanent exhibition built alongside the RSS Discovery used by Scott of the Antartic. Charlie advised the design team on the control of sound transmission between adjacent exhibition spaces, acoustic quality thereof, and, in particular, the acoustic quality in the main auditorium. The ingress of environmental noise into the auditorium was also considered.

Scottish Police College, Tulliallan, Fife
£4.2 Million, 1994

The acoustic quality of court rooms, interview rooms and lecture theatres was considered in this project. The sound insulation of these spaces, and an audio-visual control room, was also studied. Charlie also advised the design team on the control of mechanical services noise.

Clydesdale Bank Plaza, Edinburgh
£13.0 Million, 1995

Charlie’s involvement in this project was to advise the design team on how to control the ingress of traffic noise. The control of mechanical services noise was also included in the brief.

Business School, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£8.7 Million, 1996

On this project, advice was given to the design team on the control of mechanical services noise, sound insulation of cellular offices and lecture theatres, and the acoustic quality of the latter.

Scottish Distiller’s Research Centre, Edinburgh
£1.75 Million, 1995 to 1996

Charlie Fleming’s work on this project involved calculation of reverberation times in the atrium and advising on their control. He also advised the design team on the control of mechanical services noise.

School of Languages, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£1.75 Million, 1995 to 1996

On this project, Charlie advised the design team on the control of mechanical services and rainfall noise, together with sound transmission between interpreting booths and cellular offices.

Dynamic Earth, The William Younger Building, Edinburgh
£6.5 Million, 1994 to 1996

This is now a well known exhibition and one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions. Charlie advised the design team on the control of sound transmission between adjacent exhibition spaces, acoustic quality thereof, and, in particular, the acoustic quality of the planetarium.

Institute of Mathematical Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£3.5 Million, 1999

Charlie’s work on this project involved advising the design team on the control of sound transmission between offices and classrooms, and mechanical services noise.

Faculty of Nursing, Bell College, Hamilton, North Lanarkshire
£5.2 Million, 1999

On this project, advice was given to the design team on the acoustic quality of lecture rooms and the control of mechanical services noise.

Milton Hotel, Washington Street, Glasgow
£4 Million, 1999 to 2001

In this project an old rice mill was converted into a four star hotel. The design team were advised on the control of the ingress of traffic noise, sound transmission through walls and floors, and mechanical services noise control.

School of Psychology, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife
£4.5 Million, 1999

On this project Charlie advised the design team on the control of sound transmission between offices, classrooms and laboratories. He also recommended how to control the mechanical services, environmental, rainfall and footsteps noise. The acoustic quality, of the atrium, meeting rooms and laboratories, was also considered.

Myhotel, Renfield Street/West Regent Street, Glasgow
£5.0 Million, 2001

This project was to convert Edwardian office accommodation into a hotel which is part of a national chain. The work involved providing advice on the transmission of sound through floors and walls, the acoustic quality of the cinema, and on the control of mechanical services and traffic noise.

80 George Street, Edinburgh
£8.0 Million, 2000 to 2001

On this project the design team was advised on the control of mechanical services noise and sound transmission through floor slabs.

Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh
£33.8 Million, 2001 to 2005

Charlie Fleming Associate’s work on this project involved the conversion of a Royal Mail sorting office into a speculative office development. Acoustical advice was provided on the control of the ingress of railway and traffic noise, and the control of mechanical services noise. Railway vibration was also assessed. The control of sound transmission through floors and cellular office partitions, together with the acoustic quality of several atria, was also considered.

Renaissance House, Lauriston Street, Edinburgh
£7.0 Million, 2001 to 2002

The work on this speculative office development involved offering advice on the acoustics of the atrium and open plan office accommodation, together with the control of mechanical services noise.

Football Academy, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£4.5 Million, 2002

This was a joint venture between the University and Heart of Midlothian Football Club. The acoustical work involved the control of reverberation in the indoor Pitch Hall, seminar room and café. Advising the design team on the control of mechanical services noise was also a large part of Charlie’s work on this project.

St Maurice’s School, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
£4.9 Million, 2003

This project involved many aspects of acoustics including the acoustical quality and sound insulation of music teaching and practice rooms. Sound insulation between classrooms was also of concern.

AWG Residential, Ocean Point One, Granton, Edinburgh
£1.8 Million, 2004

This residential development was mechanically ventilated and so the noise, both to the job and the environment, was considered. Also of concern was the sound insulation of floors and walls separating the flats.

New Production Facility, OKI, Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
£4.5 Million, 2004

OKI was initially concerned about the ingress of noise from the M80 dual carriageway, and so it was measured and internal noise levels calculated in the office accommodation. Also of concern was the noise of the production processes breaking into the offices. Similarly, the mechanical services plant noise was calculated and the design altered to control it to an acceptable level.

Scottish Water, The Pyramids, Easter Inch, Bathgate, West Lothian
£1 Million, 2004

Scottish Water was considering taking over a large part of what used to be Motorola’s phone manufacturing plant. The primary concern was the reduction of mechanical services plant noise, from levels acceptable for a factory, to those acceptable for an office. Also considered, was the control of reverberation times and other aspects of open plan office acoustics.

Macdonald Hotels, Marine Hotel, North Berwick, East Lothian
£2.2 Million, 2005

The main issue in the design of the extension to the hotel was that noise from the function suite did not disturb neighbours. Similarly, the egress of mechanical services noise was considered in great detail.

Defence Estates, Winterbourne Gunner Mess, Winterbourne Gunner, Somerset
£3.4 Million, 2005

This was a mess for soldiers stationed at the army’s biological weapons research centre. The transmission of music from the bar and function rooms, to the residential accommodation above, was calculated, and the design of the floor/ceiling modified to control it. The propagation of mechanical services plant noise to the environment and job was considered, along with the sound insulation between the residential rooms.

Postgraduate Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
£3.6 Million, 2006

This included the control of reverberation times in video conferencing suites, the main lecture theatre and cafeteria. Other aspects of the acoustic quality of the lecture theatre were also investigated. The sound insulation of these areas, together with offices, seminar rooms, classrooms, and building envelope, was also considered. Advising the design team on the control of mechanical services noise was also a large part of Charlie Fleming Associates’ work on this project.
 
 
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