Our noise and vibration specialists offer considerable expertise in many
different noise-associated issues . Our core skills include measurement,
modelling, impact evaluation and control of noise and vibration produced
by industry, power generation, commercial development, transportation,
mineral extraction and leisure activities.
A30 Amesbury to Berwick Down, Hampshire: Measurement and analysis of Ministry of Defence AS90 gunfire noise affecting a proposed bypass of Stonehenge, including a study to quantify the potential startle effects on drivers using TRL to simulate gunfire noise during drive simulator tests.
Castries to Cul de Sac Highway, St Lucia: Environmental Co-ordinator for the assessment of a proposed highway on the redevelopment of Victoria Hospital, with recommendations for mitigation.
Rugeley Eastern Bypass, Staffordshire: Stage 3 assessment of the environmental effects (noise and air pollution) of the proposed bypass and its alternative in accordance with the methodology of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges.
Metal Fragmentiser, Leicester: Environmental impact assessment for a proposed scrap fragmentiser. Preparation of a report to support the planning application, and recommendations for pollution control.
Hinching Brook School, Cambridge: Detailed acoustic design for a multi-purpose school hall including speech intelligibility acoustics and performance arts acoustics.
British Sky Broadcasting: Assessment of studio acoustics for television broadcasts.
East London Line Extension, London Underground Limited: Measurement of source reference levels of noise and vibration. Prediction and assessment of noise and vibration from the operation of the proposed rail link and its servicing facility. Recommendations for mitigation for the purposes of expert evidence at the first rail scheme Public Inquiry under the Transport and Works Act 1992.
Project Evergreen, Network Rail: Noise assessment for the purposes of the Noise Insulation (Railways and other Guided Transport Systems) Regulations 1995 for Chiltern Line Improvements from Anhyo Junction to Bicester North.
M25 Junctions 15 to 16: Development of computer spreadsheet to calculate levels of air pollutants in accordance with the methodology of the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges, and estimation of the baseline levels of air pollution at localised receivers adjacent to the route.
The A1(M) Motorway Widening: Environmental impact assessment of emissions associated with proposed construction and operation of a highway scheme. Prediction of road traffic and construction noise at identified locations for the purposes of the 'Final Noise Report' including roadside barrier optimisation.
The new Hong Kong Stadium, So Kon Po, Hong Kong: Measurement, impact assessment and control of noise from pop concerts involving local artistes as well as international artistes such as Jean Michael Jarre, Peter Gabriel, etc.
Standard Securities Estates, Surrey: Preparation and presentation of public inquiry evidence on various environmental issues associated with a residential development.
Wembley Stadium Plc, London: Member of the design and project management team responsible for the systems evaluation of the new loudspeaker arrays at the stadium including the use of fibre optics for computer controlled zones.
Wembley Stadium Plc, London: Measurement, impact assessment and control of noise from numerous pop concerts as well as the assessment of Health and Safety requirements for duty staff during pop concerts. Part of the acoustic design team for the Wembley Arena.
M20 Improvements Junctions 5-8: Co-ordination of environmental assessment studies in accordance with Stage 3 assessments of the Design Manual for Road and Bridges. Preparation of Environmental Statement and Non-Technical Summary as well as Public Inquiry evidence.
A46 Leicester Western Bypass: Noise assessment for the purposes of the Final noise report and Public Inquiry evidence.
Eastbourne Estates, Paxton Homes Ltd, Eastbourne: Preparation and presentation of public inquiry evidence on railway and road noise issues affecting a residential development site.
Russ Farm, Grimely J.R.Eve: Assessment of noise impact from aircraft movements to/from Gatwick Airport including noise monitoring and noise contour prediction using in-house software.
Jubilee Line Extension, London Docklands Development Corporation, London: Responsible for the co-ordination of environmental issues from the operational and construction aspects of the JLE affecting LDDC land.
CrossRail, Westminster City Council, London: Responsible for the ambient noise measurement and the prediction of noise and vibration from the construction and operation of the proposal CrossRail project.
South Circular Assessment Study, London: Environmental impact assessment of a railway and highway corridor construction of numerous route options.
Otterburn Training Area, Northumberland National Park: A study of the possible noise disturbance caused by heavy artillery to local residents, visitors to the car park, wildlife and historic monuments. Predicted noise impacts of the MOD’s proposed change from 5 existing FH70 gun spurs to 46 gun spurs capable of firing AS90 and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems.
Birmingham Great Park, Corporate Land Developments: Assessment of environmental noise and air pollution effects associated with the change in development mix from a hotel to retail warehouse development. Assessment of acoustic design.
Glen Parva Bypass, Leicestershire County Council: Stage 3 environmental assessment of noise and air pollution impacts and the preparation of technical reports for presentation at public inquiry.
Sheung Shui Slaughterhouse, Wong & Ouyang, Hong Kong: Environmental assessment of the potential effects of the construction and operation of the largest slaughterhouse in Hong Kong. Detailed acoustic design assessment for both the internal and external environment.
A23 Coulsdon Inner Relief Road, Highways Agency: Assessment of construction dust impacts using FDM dispersion modelling to compare suspended and deposited particulate concentrations with relevant air quality standards.
M5 Motorway Widening Jn 6 to 8, Highways Agency: Environmental audit and reassessment of the environmental factors effecting residents in the vicinity of the widened sections of the M5 near the village of Whittington, Worcestershire.
Afan SWT: Dispersion modelling of potential odorous discharges from a proposed waste water treatment centre.
Dublin Airport: Noise modelling for proposed new runways and airport operations over a 24 hour period.
Thurleigh Airfield, Bedfordshire County Council: Preparation and calculation of noise contours associated with the change of use of the airfield from military to civilian use.
Luton Airport, Bedfordshire County Council: Calculation of noise contours using in-house software for the proposed expansion of the airport.
NCC Helipad, NCC properties: Calculation of noise contours associated with a proposed roof-top helipad at various heights to quantity the potential impact on nearby receivers including multi-storey buildings.
A421 Tingewick Bypass: Post-construction noise assessment for new bypass for purposes of the Land Compensation Act and the Noise Insulation Regulations.
Railtrack Property: Noise and vibration assessment for proposed residential site in Rochester, Kent.
City Of Krakow and European Bank of Regeneration & Development: Noise and vibration assessment of proposed light rapid transit system in Krakow, Poland. Assessment involved the measurement of ambient noise levels as well as source noise levels in Krakow for purposes of modelling the potential noise impact.
Ministry of Defence: Noise assessment of a classified project at RAF Akotori, Cyprus.
Bardon Aggregates Limited: Assessment, in accordance with International Standards (ISO 11819-1), of the road surface noise for a propriety class of surface known as ‘Hitec’. The assessment involved the measurement of noise from a ‘Hitec’ site in Buckinghamshire which was subsequently compared with noise produced on a conventional hot rolled asphalt surface.
John Laing Construction: Assessment of construction noise for the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Assessment involved detailed calculations in accordance with relevant British standards for the purposes of the Environmental Protection Act and the Control of Pollution Act. A construction of code of practice was formulated including mitigation measures in form of screens, method of working, and as a last resort, double glazing for nearby noise sensitive receivers.
Welsh Development Agency: Detailed noise and vibration analysis for a proposed 24 hour rail freight terminal facility at Wentloog, Cardiff. The assessment involved the measurement and modelling of the potential impact at nearby community areas. Mitigation measures were formulated to the satisfaction of the local authority.
Hyder Industrial Limited: Potential noise egress of several small scale hydro schemes were assessed and modelled. Mitigation measures were agreed with the local authorities.
L.G. Electronics, Wentloog, Welsh Development Agency: Survey of rail vibrations affecting development site. Comparison of freight vibrations to criteria for electronic manufacture and to BS6472 criteria for human exposure, and prediction of vibration levels with distance from railway. Evaluation of site suitability for electronic manufacture. Acoustic design assessment of internal building environment.
Renewable Power Systems: Assessment of noise from small electricity power generation scheme using a waste gas recovery process in a landfill quarry site in Hertfordshire. Ambient noise surveys as well as complex landform and source noise levels were modelled to evaluate the potential impact at nearby receivers.
David Wilson Homes: Assessment of road traffic noise for residential development sites in Basingstoke, Worthing and Durrington.
Tay Homes (Midlands) Ltd: Assessment of road traffic noise for a residential development site in Basingstoke.
Laings Construction Limited: Noise and air quality assessment of the proposed new road bypass scheme at the A130. Assessment carried out in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB), the Noise Insulation Regulations and with further reference to the DETR’s ‘New Approach to Appraisal’, NATA.
Highways Agency/British Airports Authority: Noise and air quality assessment of new slips roads for the M11 - Stansted Airport junction. Assessment carried out in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) with further reference to the DETR’s ‘New Approach to Appraisal’, NATA.
DBFO Contractor: Noise assessment of proposed road scheme for the purposes of the Final Noise report and the Noise Insulation Regulations for the A500 Stoke Pathfinder Project. Further assessments carried out in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and with reference to the DETR’s ‘New Approach to Appraisal’, NATA.
Highways Agency: Noise modelling for the proposed improvements at A13 Movers Lane, Barking. Supervision and contract management of behalf the HA for the secondary glazing installation for 70 properties under the Noise Insulation Regulations.
A55 Lanfair PG to Holyhead: Noise assessment of proposed road scheme for the purposes of the Final Noise report and the Noise Insulation Regulations. Further assessments carried out in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) and with reference to the DETR’s ‘New Approach to Appraisal’, NATA.
A2 Bean to Cobham Widening: Noise and air quality assessment of the Highways Agency’s proposed improvements of the A2 at Bean. Assessment carried out in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) with further reference to the DETR’s ‘New Approach to Appraisal’, NATA.
A500 Improvements, Stoke: Noise and air quality assessment of the Highways Agency’s proposed improvements of the A500 Stoke. Assessment carried out in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) with further reference to the DEFRA’s Guide on Methodologies for Multi Modal Studies (GOMMMS).
A34 Temple;M4/M5 Improvements: Road Traffic noise assessment as part of the Highways Agency’s South-west framework studies.
Transport for London: Ambient noise surveys and analysis for twenty sites across London for the purposes of congestion charging and environmental noise climate changes.
N15 Ireland: Noise and air quality assessment of the Irish National Roads Authority’s proposed new and improvement of the N15. Assessment carried out in accordance with the Stage 3 methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) with further reference to the DEFRA’s ‘Guide on Methodologies for Multi Modal Studies’ (GOMMMS).
M4/M5 Climbing Lane Scheme: Noise assessment of the Highways Agency’s proposed improvements for the M4/M5 corridor which included the noise assessment of 4 different schemes. Assessments were undertaken in accordance with methodologies set down by the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) with further reference to the DEFRA’s ‘Guide on Methodologies for Multi Modal Studies’ (GOMMMS).
Scarweather Sands: Noise impact assessment (part of an ES) on marine life and people due to the proposed off-shore wind farm off the coast of South Wales. The proposals were for 30 turbines each nominally rated at 3.6 MW located offshore at a site known as Scarweather Sands which lies on the eastern edge of Swansea Bay, the Bay’s limits being defined as between Wormshead-on-the-Gower and Porthcawl to the east. The farm is approximately 6km due west of Porthcawl and 10km due south of Port Talbot.
Whitehill Wind farm: Assessment (part of an ES) of the potential noise and vibration effects during the construction, operational and decommissioning phases of the White Hill Wind Farm proposals located south of Burnley. The proposals were for 12 turbines each nominally rated at 1000 kW
Denshaw Moors Wind farm: Noise impact assessment (part of an ES) of large wind farm located on Denshaw Moors, Yorkshire. The proposals were for 9 turbines each nominally rated at 1500 kW.
PPG24 Assessments: Numerous sites across the UK have been assessed for the purposes of planning applications for new housing sites. Assessments include liaison with local authorities, application of approved methodologies and criteria, public consultation, negotiation of planning conditions, construction of complex computer models, production of noise contours, assessment of construction noise.
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