Our urban area expertise includes:
- Noise and vibration impact assessment
- Site feasibility assessments
- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
- Input into Development Consent Orders (DCOs)
- Construction noise & vibration assessments*
- Construction noise and vibration monitoring
- Expert witness and third-party consultations
*For Section 61 prior consent applications
We’re proud that Sweco’s acoustics team stand as market leaders in environmental noise and vibration modelling and assessment for urban areas, with particular focus in impact assessments for large residential, mixed-use, healthcare and education projects.
Andy King Advisory & Planning Director
The importance of noise control
Environmental noise has the potential to cause annoyance or sleep disturbance and has been linked to health effects such as hypertension. The exposure to noise and vibration is site-specific and it is common for UK planning authorities to require a robust consideration of the effects of noise and vibration on a proposed sensitive development.
Noise and vibration generated by a development site, during both construction and operation, also needs consideration. UK planning authorities commonly require developers to limit noise from their proposed development both during construction and upon completion.
The Sweco acoustics team are market leaders in environmental noise and vibration modelling and assessment, with particular focus in noise impact assessments and environmental impact assessment for large residential, mixed-use, healthcare and education projects.
We will assist the customer with developing a design that minimises the risks of later design restrictions due to environmental noise or due to noise emissions from the site itself. We can provide focused, bespoke advice to meet our customer’s requirements in a pragmatic and straightforward way.