Hounslow Heath School

In October 2009 Small Earth was approached by Hounslow Heath Infants' School in West London, UK to build an outside play dome as part of a British Airport Authority (BAA) noise attenuation scheme.

The school is directly under the flight path of Heathrow's southern runway and outside play for the children is dominated by ear-deafening interruptions every 2 minutes as landing aircraft pass a few hundred feet over their heads.

Sound tests inside the semi-underground dome showed a noise reduction of over 17 decibels and a considerable reduction in the duration of the noise event.

Work commenced in June 2010 and expanded to provide a contoured playscape for the 430 children.

Hounslow Heath School Hounslow Heath School
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