Acoustics and Noise

Acoustics, noise and vibration consultancy. Services include 3D noise modelling, building envelope design, architectural acoustics, environmental impact assessments, planning applications, building services noise, and Public Address and Voice Alarm acoustic systems design.

Our Acoustics and Noise teams are located in offices across the UK, and have expertise in architectural and environmental acoustics.

Our projects range from noise assessments for small developments to multi-billion pound infrastructure projects. Through our work 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 the client and end user.

As we work with contractors and developers, we understand 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 a full member 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 are aware of 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; and
  • A variety of other specialist services in acoustic design.

Environmental noise and vibration

GL Hearn’s Acoustics and Noise consultants have 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; and
  • 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