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BSc(Hons) in Audio Technology
PgDip in Audio Acoustics
both from the University of Salford
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Corporate member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA)
Corporate member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MImechE)
Sound Insulation Award Association of Noise Consultants Awards
Transportation Noise Award Association of Noise Consultants Awards
I am an all-rounder in the field of acoustics, being involved in commercial consultancy from 2002 after
graduating from four years of study in the field of acoustics. My expertise is extensive in the fields of
architectural, planning, mechanical services, transportation and environmental acoustics and vibration.
My comprehensive knowledge of building acoustics covers not only the common issues of room
acoustics (of open plan offices, dealing rooms, conference facilities, auditoria, etc.) and partitioning
(i.e. acoustic privacy) between rooms, but also specialist areas such as isolating buildings from train
induced vibration using elastomeric or spring bearings.
I have been involved as part of the design team for both design and build and fit out projects for a
number of developments. I provided input regarding architectural acoustics in order to ensure both
occupier comfort as well as conventional standard requirements for residential, commercial, retail and
leisure developments. I have undertaken tests to determine the performance of internal building fabric
on a number of projects and provide input regarding the acoustic properties of external building fabric.
My knowledge in environmental acoustics is equally diversified as I have prepared various
Environmental Statement Chapters, helped numerous contractors with Section 61 Applications, and
involved in schemes like new roads, rail links, airports, waste facilities, wind farms, power stations,
mineral excavations, underground tunnel construction etc.
I have given evidence as an expert witness in public inquiries, planning committee meetings and
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Nova Victoria, Land Securities
Having worked on various schemes on this site for 6 years, a final scheme came into fruition in around
At a cost of around 2billion, this 5.5 acre island site to the north of Victoria Station. Nova, Victoria is an
architecturally daring urban campus that delivers a new and vibrant destination for London. The
complete development comprises five buildings within a new, 82,700ft2 pedestrianized, landscaped
public space at the heart of London's prestigious West End.
I led the acoustic consultancy work on the final scheme from the pre-application stage all the way to the
detailed design stage (RIBA Stage E). This involved preparing an Environmental Statement Chapter
with a detailed demolition and construction noise and vibration assessment, preparing a detailed design
for the architectural elements in relation to acoustics, and provide advice in relation to Crossrail line 2
and re-radiated noise from the underground tunnels beneath the development. One of the biggest
challenges for this development was the detailed design of the extensive building services installations
which comprises a large energy centre in the basement and numerous dry air coolers and air handling
plant located in various external roof top plant areas.
Millbrook Power Station, Watt Power
I prepared the Environmental Statement Chapter for the Development Consent Order (DCO) application
for a 200milion power station near the village of Millbrook.
The Power Generation Plant operates as a Simple Cycle Gas Turbine (SCGT) peaking plant and is
designed to provide up to 299 Megawatts (MW) of electricity. This incorporates up to five gas turbine
generators with up to five exhaust gas flue stacks.
The noise and vibration impact assessment included a prediction of the impact due to overhead lines
associated with the corona discharge.
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Park House, Oxford Street, Barwa Real Estate Q.S.C
I provided acoustic consultancy services for this 250m mixed used development from 2004 until its
completion and handover in December 2012.
Park house is a mixed use redevelopment covering a complete 1.04 acres city block on the edge of
Mayfair, fronting Oxford Street. The building includes prime retail space at basement, ground and first
floor levels. The levels above the retail are split into two parts comprising seven floors of prime
Mayfair office space to the western end and 39 private residential apartments to the east.
The acoustic consultancy services included the preparation of the noise and vibration chapter for the
environmental statement and detailed design to completion.
I was novated to the main contractor to assist with meeting the employers requirements (which I
prepared) after Stage E (Stage 4) and final commissioning.
The building is probably the most complicated vibration isolated building in the world. The vibration
isolation proposals were put in place in order to protect the noise sensitive uses from underground
train movements (LUL central line runs below Oxford Street).
Bespoke high quality double glazing was specifically designed, tested and installed on the north
faade fronting Oxford Street, the busiest retail street in Europe.
The party walls and floors were designed to significantly exceed the minimum requirements for sound
insulation under the building regulations.
The extensive building services were designed to be inaudible at neighbouring premises and utilized
internally to provide sound masking and therefore enhance acoustic privacy in the residential and
commercial parts of the mixed use scheme.
Continuous noise, vibration and dust monitoring was undertaken during the demolition and
construction periods to ensure that suitable limits were adhered to.
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National Aquatics Centre, Beijing Olympic Games
Comprising a steel space frame, the aquatics centre is the largest ETFE clad structure in the world
with over 100,000 m of ETFE pillows that are only 0.2 mm in total thickness. This necessitated a
careful consideration of the acoustics in the space in order to ensure the safety of the users without
sacrificing or diminishing the aesthetic aspirations of the architect.
I created an acoustic model of the building in Catt Acoustic in order to review the internal acoustic
properties of the building and more specification the reverberation time and the speech transmission
index in relation to PA announcements.
I also devised a testing methodology (long before ISO:140-18 was published) in order to review the
internal noise levels due to heavy rainfall (apparently prevalent in China during the summer). A
bespoke sound transmission test was also devised and the testing was witnessed in the acoustic
laboratories of Tsingtao University in Beijing.
Queensway road link
I prepared the ES chapter for the noise impact assessment during construction and operation for a
new road link. This included a detailed DMRB assessment and identification of dwellings eligible for
additional sound reduction provisions based on the noise insulation regulations.
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Eden Walk, British Land
I prepared the ES chapter for the redevelopment of Eden Walk shopping centre in Kingston Upon
Thames including an additional 400 apartments and a landmark tower. The work comprised
extensive surveying of the existing climate, the generation of detailed 3D acoustic models, and
consultation with the local authority, liaison with the design team (i.e. in relation to external building
fabric make up and ventilation). I also provided advice in relation to the sound insulation performance
of the separating elements between the proposed apartments and the retail premises which included
shops, restaurants and a cinema.
National Audit Office, Wates Construction
I worked for the contractor to ensure the employers requirements were met for the refurbishment of
the listed building which houses the National Audit Office. Employers requirements were refined in
order to enhance the acoustic environment. Various advice was provided in relation to the
performance of the external building fabric, fit out design including surface finishes and partitioning
detailing and building services noise and vibration control. Several site visits where undertaken during
the yearlong construction period in order to monitor progress. A complicated atmospheric plant noise
assessment, which included various mitigation measures, was undertaken to ensure suitable limits
were met and the planning conditions discharged.
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Google premises, Google
I provided acoustic consultancy services to Googles various premises near Victoria Station. This
included acoustic design of a small cinema, recording studio, gymnasium, restaurant and even a
stage set up for live bands (inside a normal office building). In addition to building acoustic