CB1 Ibis Hotel

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Property owner

Ibis Hotel

Main contractor

Galliford Try


Formation Architects

Acoustic consultant

Hilson Moran

Structural engineer

Mott MacDonald


8Hz CDM-VHS: 104MN; 8Hz CDM-SEB: 27 MN; Perimeter isolation: 480m²

Building type

Residential & Hotel

Intervention level


A CDM-VHS solution was needed to reduce vibration disturbance in this Ibis Hotel located next to the mainline station.

The new CB1 Ibis Hotel in Cambridge is right next to the mainline station where several freight trains pass through during the night.

To minimise disturbance to occupants from structure-borne noise the acoustic consultants, Hilson Moran, specified the building to be isolated on 8Hz bearings.

CDM-VHS bearings, which are capable of supporting very high loads on a small bearing footprint, were used to support the main columns; thereby minimising the column baseplate size.

8Hz CDM-SEB bearings were used to support the cores and the ends of the perimeter beams.

The remainder of the perimeter beams had CDM-QuietDECK rails to support the permanently isolated formwork.


CB1 Ibis Hotel – CDM-VHS
CB1 Ibis Hotel – CDM-VHS

Do you need our experts to help you with your project?

Don't hesitate to contact us, we are here to help!

Contact us