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Railway noise and vibration consultants

New Cross Gate Depot - East London Line

Southdowns was commissioned by TfL (London Overground) to undertake an independent verification of the newly operational East London Line traincare facility at New Cross Gate depot with a view to assessing compliance against historical planning conditions imposed through the TWA process. Southdowns was selected due to its expertise in railway noise and vibration, its familiarity with the traincare processes and previous involvement on behalf of LB Lewisham the local planning authority. All parties involved agreed to this joint expert role on the basis that no conflicts existed. The specialised technical work and competencies required for this project included:. - Understanding...

Environmental impact mitigation design services

Doha Port, Qatar

The New Port Project is a 26. 5 km2 development located 30 km south of Doha. The project consists of the construction of a major new port, a new base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces and a self-contained Economic Zone that will provide an area for manufacturing, logistics and trading businesses to operate to facilitate the import and export of goods in the GCC region. This large scale project is being built in several discrete phases with the first phase consisting of the construction of the Port’s basin and breakwater. Southdowns is part of the environmental monitoring team who...

Nitrogen deposition monitoring

Honey Farm - Air Pollution & Nitrogen Deposition

Southdowns was commissioned by Pelham Holdings to establish the Critical Level NOx concentrations and Critical Load for nitrogen deposition in relation to the Wealden Core Strategy Housing Allocations, those in the Trend Based Requirements and those for Regional Spatial Strategy and establish if there would be any adverse impact on European Sites from housing allocations at Honey Farm. A review the Habitats Regulations Assessment for the Wealden Core Strategy and the Appropriate Assessment for Pevensey Levels RAMSAR site and subsequent and consideration of the assessment methods and findings of the reports with regards to the Critical Level and Critical Load...