What we Offer

Residential Development

From feasibility stage, through planning, external and internal design up to completion. We can provide all relevant assessment and design advice through these stages, including BS 8233, BREEAM, Services Noise etc.

Office Design

Design advice on office layout, sound insulation, privacy and noise masking. Conference facilities and open plan office design. Consideration of client requirements and aspirations. Troubleshooting on existing issues such as sound insulation, privacy and services noise.

Residential Refurbishment

Design advice for remodelling of existing residential buildings, or conversion of other uses to residential. Tenancy agreements, in particular in relation to floor finishes. Compliance with Building Regulations requirements. Accounting for preservation of historic buildings and those in conservation areas.

Retail and Mixed Use

Operational, delivery and building services impact assessment. Internal sound insulation and tenancy lease agreements. Acoustic design for shopping centre circulation areas and atria.

Public Buildings

Architectural acoustics in buildings such as concert halls, auditoria and cinemas. Computational modelling of such spaces. Internal and external acoustic design of hotels, cinemas, community and leisure centres, stations. Consideration of speech transmission and intelligibility

Education

Design advice to help provide spaces which support teaching and learning. Room acoustics, services noise, internal and external sound insulation. Acoustic design of schools (BB93) and higher education institutions. Noise impact assessment for playground, sports field, music accommodation etc.

Construction Noise

Control of noise during construction, preparation of noise management plans, BS 5228 assessment, and Section 61 agreements. Liaison with Local Authority on assessment and analysis of noise and vibration during construction.

Vibration

We provide design advice and troubleshooting in relation to vibration, including railway and underground noise, mechanical services, construction and structure-borne noise. We can work with the design team to identify a suitable approach to isolation of vibrating elements or of sensitive equipment.

Transport

Road and rail traffic noise assessments including DMRB, CRTN, CRN. Assessment of aircraft noise. Design of terminals and stations. Design and assessment of distribution centres.

Media

Studios, broadcasting suites, sound stages, intimate event spaces. Liaison with the client and end users to provide sound insulation, control of services noise and internal acoustic performance which meets their requirements.

Building Services Noise

Control of noise and vibration from building services, both internally and externally. Consideration of noise transfer internally through building services systems, e.g. cross-talk. Specification of mitigation measures including screening, silencers and acoustic louvres. All relevant assessments, including  BS 4142, BREEAM etc.

Healthcare

Design of healthcare buildings, GP surgeries, hospitals, dental clinincs, care homes. Consideration of   HTM 08-01 requirements, internal and external building services noise, and control of noise and structure-borne vibration from large equipment such as MRI machines.

Expert Witness

Expert advice, presentation of evidence at planning hearing and inquiry. Preparation of technical documents suitable for submission as proof of evidence. Representation for technical negotiations with interested parties and to seek appropriate common ground with opposing parties.

EIA and Planning

Design advice and assistance in preparation of Environmental Impact Assessment and EIA Scoping. Preparation of technical documents for planning applications, condition discharge, and planning objections.

Sports and Leisure

Design advice to help meet suitable internal acoustic requirements in gyms and leisure centres. Control of equipment and weights noise and vibration into adjacent noise sensitive spaces. External sports pitch and MUGA noise impact assessment.