NoiseAir were out on site recently carrying out a noise impact assessment in support of a planning application at the Bendigo Building, Nottingham. Once hailed as ‘Nottingham’s ugliest building’, the former Royal Mail office was long overdue some TLC. Developers are in the process of converting the building into over 100 modern apartments.
As with many residential developments, Nottingham City Council requested a noise impact assessment as part of the planning application. This is to ensure that future residents living at the site are not subjected to excessive noise. The city centre location inevitably means that there are several noise sources in the vicinity e.g. traffic noise, commercial noise from shops, bars and restaurants and so on.
Our team of acoustic consultants attended the site to install noise monitoring kit for several days. The recorded ‘background noise’ levels allow our consultants to calculate what specification of sound insulation is needed on the project in order to satisfy the local council requirements and meet the relevant standards.
Are you a developer planning a residential project? Acoustic consultancy should be considered at an early stage to ensure adequate sound insulation for future occupants. Remedial work to meet standards later down the line can be costly and can be avoided with good planning.
Get in touch with our experienced team of acoustic consultants to discuss your requirements or to book a noise impact assessment for your planning application.
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