Industrial & Infrastructure

The impact of noise from industrial and infrastructure developments has the potential to significantly affect nearby residents' amenities.

Whilst better zoning during the planning process has been largely successful in moving new industrial facilities away from residential areas, the recent surge in distribution depots and pressures on land supplies has meant that it is increasingly common for industrial facilities to be located near a sensitive receptor.

Industrial & Infrastructure projects can require a wide range of acoustic services, from assessing the environmental impact of proposed facilities through to evaluating and reducing employee noise exposure levels inside buildings. We have extensive experience of this type of assessment in line with the relevant standards and guidance such as BS4142:2014 and the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Success Stories

Noise Emissions from Waste Transfer Station – Isle of Dogs

Client: Telford Homes
Architects: RMA Architects

Cass Allen carried out detailed noise monitoring to assess noise emissions from a commercial waste transfer centre affecting a nearby residential development.

The waste transfer centre is located on a working wharf on the Isle of Dogs and is the primary facility of its type utilised by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. It was necessary to establish a detailed understanding of operations at the waste transfer centre, particularly as noise emissions from the site vary significantly depending on tidal movements and because an adjacent residential tower development directly overlooks the site.

New Wind farm – Suffolk

Client: BT plc
Planning Consultants: DLP Planning
To carry out the work necessary for the noise chapter of a full Environmental Impact Assessment for this multi-turbine scheme in rural Suffolk. The scheme is part of BT’s ‘wind for change programme’, which is the largest corporate wind power project that intends to produce 250MW of energy by 2016. Our role included long-term sound and wind speed monitoring at 7 locations surrounding the proposed site…
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Crematorium Completed – Milton Keynes

Project: Crownhill Crematorium, Milton Keynes
Client: Milton Keynes Council
Architects: Architecture MK
Main Contractors: Kier Marriott

Our brief was to ensure that the acoustics of this new £6.2m crematorium would be at least as good as the existing crematorium, which was regarded as having excellent acoustics. We surveyed the existing crematorium to develop design criteria for the new building, based on the existing but upgraded where feasible and economically viable…

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Two Logistic Depots – White Hart Lane, Tottenham & South Road, Harlow

Client: Curtis Real Estate
Curtis Real Estate instructed Cass Allen Associates to assess the suitability of both of these industrial sites for proposed logistic depot use for two well-known trade occupiers. Noise measurements of existing depots of a similar size and operation were gathered then those noise profiles were superimposed onto the new sites using 3D computer modelling to calculate the impact on nearby residents…
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Various Solar Farms Around the UK

Client: Lark Energy
Planning Consultants: DLP Consultants
Cass Allen gave advice on gaining planning permission for a new solar farm in Ellough, Suffolk. This required large scale 3D noise modelling to calculate the effect of the solar panels on existing noise sources in the area. The project was refused planning permission on visual impact grounds. However the noise impact assessment indicated that it would have been acceptable in regards to noise…
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New Bypass – A10 at Wadesmill

Client: Highways Agency
Engineers: Mott Macdonald

To develop a monitoring and modelling programme prior and after construction of this 7.5km bypass. The purpose was to assess the noise impact of the new bypass on dwellings along the route, to mitigate disturbance and to provide data with which to defend noise compensation claims.

New Quarry Extension – Bedfordshire

Client: Lafarge Aggregates

To negotiate planning noise criteria with the Council in accordance with MPS2 and BS8233, and then demonstrate through surveys that the criteria were being achieved at nearby dwellings.

Relocation of Vehicle Training HQ – Cambridgeshire

Client: Volvo UK
Project Managers: Cushman & Wakefield

To establish the acoustic feasibility of relocating the main Volvo Training and Development Centre to within their main office HQ. This presented a series of acoustic challenges due to the construction of the building and the high noise levels associated with some of the vehicle repair training courses.

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