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St George’s Park Retirement Village, Ditching Common, West Sussex

Sound Insulation Design and Testing. This major complex comprised the construction and development of 74 new retirement flats, along with a range of on-site facilities including restaurant, bar, gym and retail. Southdowns’ was appointed by the main contractor prior to commencement of works to provide detailed acoustic design advice to ensure that the acoustic performance of the separating walls, floors, lifts and other amenity areas of the building achieved the guideline values and principles of Approved Document E. Subsequent testing of floors and walls was also undertaken on sample floors and walls, following completion of the building works....

Vibration propagation monitoring

Glaxo Smith Kline - Dust Monitoring

Southdowns was commissioned by PM Group to undertake continuous unattended noise, vibration and dust monitoring during the construction of a new Augmentin Bulk Sterile facility at GlaxoSmithKline’s pharmaceutical manufacturing premise in Worthing, West Sussex. The new facility will be used to produce the Augmentin antibiotic medicine. The construction of the facility is being built over a c. 24 month construction programme, with the Augmentin Bulk Sterile facility becoming operational by 2017. The unattended environmental monitoring was established to monitor PM Group’s construction noise emissions during ground preparation, excavation, ground compaction and piling activities. The unattended noise monitoring units were established...

Dust Risk Assessment

Kensington Row - Baseline Particulate Monitoring, Dust Risk Assessment, Demolition & Construction Monitoring

Southdowns was commissioned to provide pre-commencement consultancy for a prestigious £200 million+ multi-phased residential development of apartments, penthouses, private cinema, swimming pool, sauna and spa development. A baseline particulate survey was conducted to inform the dust risk assessments. Airborne particulate monitoring during the demolition and construction phases. A web enabled system was deployed to meet the local authorities requirements for access to the data. Particulate/Dust monitoring is carried out at four locations in accordance with the Mayor’s Supplementary Planning Guidance. Monitoring results are assessed against a 15-minute Site Action Level ( SAL ). An informative summary report is provided to...