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Crossrail C510 Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station Tunnels

This project is the 2018 Association of Noise Consultants ( ANC ) Award Winner in the Environmental Noise Category. Southdowns was appointed as the noise and vibration specialists by the Balfour Beatty BeMO Alpine Morgan Sindall Vinci Joint Venture ( BBMV JV) in 2011 to manage the contractor’s requirements with respect to noise and vibration. The C510 contract is widely regarded by the project as one of the more complex tunnelling packages due in part to the close proximity of residential and non-residential noise and vibration sensitive receptors to the main tunnel support worksites. The total value of the contract...

Receptor noise measurements

Newhaven Port

Southdowns was commissioned by H Ripley & Co to undertake source term and receptor noise measurements to construct a calibrated noise model. The model was used to predict the acoustic benefit of a number of noise mitigation options to inform a cost benefit analysis of each option during loading of the scrap pile and boat, at a scrap metal storage and export facility. Southdowns was selected due to its expertise in noise modelling and optioneering of optimum mitigation strategies with the best value. Southdowns familiarity with waste loading and port operational processes, local acoustic environment and previous involvement on compliance...

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...