Our Approach

Taking the business forward in a pioneering direction: We are a consultancy in acoustics and environmental noise, with a difference.  Our philosophy is to design environments, buildings and objects and to deliver services to achieve the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability. Our vision : Using acoustics to create a sound world.


We work to create healthy soundscapes in and around buildings. We also strive to remove the conflicts that acoustics can cause to sustainable design, and adapt our cities and places of work, recuperation, learning, leisure and relaxation to create positive environments. 

We specialise in planning and environmental noise, architecture and building acoustics, vibration, arbitration and litigation covering all types of buildings and environments.

Every development requires planning permission and the recent change in legislation to the National Planning Guidance places more value on the quality of the sound scape than ever before. The licensing regime also enables a balance to be stuck for noise makers and communities, which requires specialist input at times to help achieve that balance. A holistic view of development is needed to achieve results that will stand the test of time as useful contributions to a sustainable future, and acoustics plays a part in achieving that.

The impact of environmental noise has been a major consideration for both developers and planning authorities for some time. They can avoid delays in the planning process if they address noise issues before making a planning application, especially where challenging sites can be enhanced. There is also the need now to consider how mitigation can enhance the quality of life, something where the reduction of noise, and improvement of sound scape can play a big part.

Major infrastructure projects will require detailed environmental assessments to be carried out, whereas smaller developments may only need to demonstrate compliance with national and local policies on noise and vibration. Whatever the scale of the project, we work with the planning and design teams to develop the most appropriate and beautiful design for a site. Acoustic assessment of the project in light of the site context is then made to maximise the chances that planning permission will be granted with the minimum delay around noise issues. Unlocking challenging noise related sites will enable us to live closer to each other and transportation services, whilst focusing on providing quality environments.

Planning, Environmental Noise and Masterplanning

Planning and Environmental Noise

The impact of environmental noise is a major consideration for developers, planning authorities and residents. Delays can be avoided in the planning process…

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Vibration Control

Vibration Control

Vibration can affect people's health and comfort within buildings but also, crucially, its structural and cosmetic integrity. Vibration sources may affect sensitive equipment…

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Architectural and Building Acoustics

Architectural and Building Acoustics

Good acoustic conditions in buildings are necessary to make sure they are fit for their intended use.  It is…

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Sound Insulation Testing

Sound Insulation Testing

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There are a number of reasons for sound insulation testing which can slot into 3 main categories. Testing to comply with statutory…

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Expert Witness

Expert Witness

Sustainable Acoustics provides a comprehensive range of expert witness services for licensing, nuisance and planning disputes. The availability of our experts in a diverse range of specialist disciplines enables the selection of the appropriate expert on a case-specific…

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Noise at Work

Noise at Work

Many employees in Great Britain are exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful to their hearing. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force for…

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Construction Monitoring

Construction Monitoring

The noise and vibration impacts from construction activities can be disturbing and although temporary, can continue for considerable periods.

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Publications

Publications

Our experienced and knowledgeable team have published the following books and papers.

Kotzen B and English C, 2009, Environmental Noise Barriers 2nd Ed. - A Guide to their…

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Construction Assessments

Construction Assessments

The noise and vibration impacts from construction activities can be disturbing and although temporary, can continue for considerable periods.

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Music Event Monitoring

Music Event Monitoring

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Sustainable Acoustics are experienced in setting out how proactive and preventative measures will minimise operational noise moving…

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CONTACT US:

Winchester Head Office
5 Charlecote Mews, Staple Gardens
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 8SR

T: +44 (0)1962 85 88 00
F: +44 (0)1962 85 88 09
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London Office
Arthur's Mission, 30 Snowsfields,
London, SE1 3SU
T: +44 (0)207 596 6635

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OUR APPROACH:

Sustainable Acoustics deliver solutions for a sound future that protect people from our noisy world, enhance our environments using sound and connect people with nature, each other and with good design.

The English Cogger Partnership has been trading for 13 years, and has an established reputation. We have begun a transformation in the way that we deliver our business in response to the changing needs of our clients and urgency in delivering sustainable development.

We believe in providing a service based on excellent acoustic advice and high standards, and doing so in a way that values our staff, rises to the challenges of our clients but does not undermine the chances of future generations.

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