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Battersea Power Station

United Kingdom
Stravifloor Channel
Battersea Power Station (exterior)
Foster + Partners
Buro Happold

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Nearly forty years after the lights were switched off at Battersea Power Station, a decommissioned Grade II listed coal-fired power station, located on the south bank of the River Thames, this much loved London landmark recently re-opened to the public following a transformational eight-year restoration

Apple Inc. will be leasing approximately 500,000 sq ft. across 6 floors of the central Boiler House and plans to move all of its 1,400 London employees to the new venue. This will make Apple by far the largest tenant at Battersea Power Station.

221m² of Stravifloor Channel, a resilient high-performance floating floor based on floor channels containing elastomeric supports was installed to decouple the acoustically critical listening, screening and control room spaces at Battersea Power Station.

The added insulation material between the channels contributes to the acoustic optimization of the spaces by preventing the so-called standing wave effect to take place within the air void.

During the installation of the acoustic floating floor, careful attention was paid to the many service penetrations as improper installation would most certainly lead to rigid connection which in turn affect the system’s performance.