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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....

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...

Noise, dust and vibration management plan

Young Street - Residential Development

Southdowns was commissioned to complete a noise, dust and vibration management plan ( NDVMP ) by Grainger (Kensington and Chelsea) PLC which was required for approval as a condition to planning. The development site was located in a densely populated residential area and Southdowns’ post development responsibilities included regular attendance at residents meetings, to provide specialist advice on matters relating to noise and vibration. Southdowns’ was subsequently appointed on behalf of the demolition contractors to produce a S61 ‘Prior Consent’ application and to manage and report data from unattended environmental monitors surrounding the development. Noise Dust and Vibration Management Plan...