Acoustics and Noise

Our Acoustics, Noise and Vibration team offer a wide range of services to public and private sector clients, including 3D noise modelling, building envelope design, architectural acoustics, environmental impact assessments (EIA), planning applications, building services noise and public address and voice alarm acoustic systems design.

Providing full UK- wide coverage, we are a team of architectural and environmental acoustics experts working across the public and private sector to help clients achieve positive planning, development and building design outcomes.

Our projects range from noise assessments for small developments to multi-billion pound infrastructure projects. We enable clients to adopt a practical approach to their projects, taking into account the interface between acoustics and other disciplines such as planning, building services and civil engineering, and most importantly, the requirements of people and the places and spaces they interact with.

Through our work with contractors and developers, we recognise the drivers that contribute to a successful design and construction project, such as lead time, costs and building methods. Our extensive capabilities and experience in acoustics also allow us to identify and deliver innovative solutions.

We are members of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC), and all our consultants are members of the Institute of the Acoustics (IOA). We are also registered under the ANC registration scheme for the certification of acoustic pre-completion testing in residential developments.

Architectural and building acoustics

Architecture-focused but with practicality, buildability and cost in mind, our teams of acousticians understand the latest products, methods and techniques to ensure the acoustic objectives are met on any project. Our services include:

  • Architectural acoustic design
  • 3D room acoustics modelling
  • Building services noise and vibration control
  • Airborne and impact sound insulation design, testing and assessments
  • Public address and voice alarm and performance sound systems design

Environmental noise and vibration

Our team has extensive experience in environmental acoustics. Our services include:

  • 3D noise modelling
  • Noise impact assessments for planning and EIA
  • Noise surveys
  • Noise monitoring (operational or construction noise)
  • Noise mitigation design
  • Public consultation and stakeholder engagement
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Thoughtful planning can facilitate the integration of quiet and vibrant environments.
Xavier Sanchez-Roemmele
Acoustics Technical Director
GL Hearn