Case Studies

This page provides a selection of project examples covering all of our disciplines:

Noise & Vibration:

49-59 High Street, Southall

ACCON carried out a Noise Impact assessment to ensure planning conditions relating to noise were satisfied. The project involved detailed sound insulation assessments and predictions for a development comprising of 131 residential units.

Industrial Noise – Wolverhampton

Assessment of industrial noise from a supplier of fasteners to a proposed residential development. Our experienced staff also identified another prominent noise source affecting the site that had been over-looked by a previous consultant.

LUAS Line, Dublin

Noise, vibration and air quality assessments and associated chapters for the Environmental Statement for the proposed BX-D Luas tram line in Dublin. Major efficiencies on modelling time and the time taken to test the impacts of various intervention strategies were achieved by running the noise and air pollution concentration modelling within the same model. Extensive consultation was undertaken with the transportation consultants. An assessment of the noise and air quality impacts of the construction activities was also carried out, including recommendations for mitigation measures. This work then led to Graham Parry (ACCON Managing Director) providing evidence at an Oral Hearing.

M&B Groundbreaking

Detailed noise at work and hand arm vibration assessment for a ground-breaking company. Mitigation and management measures were suggest by ACCON, including identification of appropriate hearing protection, a review of working practices and a programme of health surveillance for all at risk employees.

Hailsham Market

ACCON UK Managing Director Graham Parry presented evidence at Public Inquiry on behalf of Wealden District Council (WDC) in respect of noise to support the Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a food store within the market area in Hailsham. The appellant’s appeal was refused by the Planning Inspectorate who upheld the original decision of WDC.

ASM Metal Recycling

ACCON Acoustic Consultants identified a number of concerns when review a previous noise assessment of proposals to modernise a metal recycling facility for end of life vehicles. ACCON undertook our own noise assessment, including noise prediction using a noise model, of proposed plant.

Gloucester Railway Triangle

Assessments for noise, air quality and contaminated land for the Masterplan in relation to the redevelopment of the Greater Railway Triangle Area to determine to what extent the impacts of these factors constrained the proposed residential development of the site. The noise assessment looked at noise from road and rail sources using noise modelling (CadnaA) software, including assessment of the efficacy of various potential mitigation measures.

Dexion House, Brent

Noise and air quality assessments for a proposed hotel and residential units, including noise and air quality modelling. The road noise source was modelled using CadnaA noise software in order to clarify the distance attenuation and the shielding effects of the hotel building upon the noise levels at the proposed residential units. Mitigation options were also reviewed and the planning application was granted.

Crossrail

ACCON have prepared numerous Section 61 consent applications across a number of London Boroughs for a number of contractors working on the Crossrail project. This includes: background noise measurements; prediction of noise levels to noise sensitive receptors; advice in respect of noise mitigation measures, follow-up noise monitoring of the construction activities; and vibration monitoring.

Pronto Trading Estate

Noise, air quality and daylight assessments for the proposed redevelopment of land for residential use.

The Broadway, Bedford

Flood risk, noise and air quality assessments for the proposed redevelopment of land for residential use. Due to spatial constraints on site, mitigation measures were limited to suggestion of double glazing and alternative ventilation.

Air Quality:

LUAS Line, Dublin

Gloucester Railway Triangle

Dexion House, Brent

Bigland Street, London

Pronto Trading Estate

The Broadway, Bedford

Aberdeen Healthcare Village

Light:

Braunton School

Pronto Trading Estate

Flood Risk:

New Mill, Eversley

Bell Lane, Eton Wick

Ecology:

New Mill, Eversley

Contaminated Land:

South Grove Farm