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July 2024

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Welcome to the July issue of PSBJ…

July marks an interim period for many in various fields, particularly in the public sector, as we await the results of this month’s general election to guide any changes in long-term planning, policy focus and legislation. That said, day-to-day operations must continue. It’s is also a time when many educational institutions start preparing for school holiday building and improvement works.

For many institutions – whether primary, secondary or higher education – these works will involve acoustic optimisation within teaching spaces. It’s well known that the noise quality of a classroom significantly impacts the productivity and learning abilities of students. However, when you shift from a traditional classroom to a sports learning environment, with larger areas and additional distractions like balls and louder noises, learning can become even more challenging. In this issue, Ben Hancock, Managing Director of Oscar Acoustics, explains why acoustic treatment is essential for sports performance and how it can enhance the overall experience. Turn to page 34 for the whole story.

Elsewhere, Lindsey Mitchell, Architect Director at BDP, explores the evolution of education environments in Scotland over the past decade on page 08. Additionally, Tim Fry, Director at Arup and Eve McLoughlin, Centre Lab Manager at the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre at UCL, examine how the booming life sciences sector in the UK is driving demand for more high-quality lab facilities in central urban areas, using the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre (SWC) in central London as a prime example. Find out more on page 30.

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