The South East England Development Agency has acquired a large section of land in East Cowes on the Isle of Wight with a view to re-generating the area through a mixture of industrial, commercial and residential development.
This area of the Isle of Wight is situated at the mouth of the River Medina and has a traditional history in the marine and aeronautical industries.
Southdowns was commissioned to provide specialist support to SEEDA for the following roles:
- the collection of baseline noise and vibration data for the potential development footprint at the master-planning stage of the project;
- the long-term monitoring and reporting of noise levels and vibration associated with the demolition of major industrial buildings in the vicinity of residential and other sensitive receivers; and
- advice at planning stages for a temporary HGV trailer park servicing a main ferry transportation route based in East Cowes, including the assessment of noise from refrigeration units and consequent mitigation requirements.