Acoustic excellence celebrated at trade body event


Professionals, together with academic and industry guests gathered in Birmingham to celebrate the achievements in the acoustic sector over the past year for the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC).

Held at the ANC’s conference at Austin Court, the winners were presented by Bridget Shield MBE.

For nine years ANC, the voice of professional consultancy in acoustics, noise and vibration, has held the awards to promote and recognise excellence among UK acoustic consultants.

This year, the awards showcased projects across three categories: Acoustics for Inclusion, Building Acoustics, and Environmental Noise.

A distinguished panel of judges comprising academics and professionals, as well as representatives from the sponsor companies, scrutinised the entries.

An additional two awards were presented for Innovation and Best Presentation, with the latter being decided on the day with members casting their votes on the ANC’s conference app.

Paul Shields, chairman of the ANC, said: “The ANC awards highlight the achievements of our members in the industry.

“We’ve had a range of entries this year, which really reflects the diversity of the sector.

“Last year, the pandemic and restrictions meant we had to hold the event solely online, but this year we were able to perform a hybrid event.

“It was brilliant to have the turnout we did for the day, as well as having the flexibility for members who could not attend in person, to still be a part of the event.”

A brochure of the event can be found at:

The winners were;

Acoustics for Inclusion (sponsored by Ecophon)

  • MACH Acoustics – The Deaf Academy (winner)
  • Adrian James Acoustics – Gresham’s School (Highly Commended)
  • Ramboll – Pupil Referral Unit, Southwark (Commended)

Building Acoustics (sponsored by Pliteq UK)

  • SRL Technical Services – Sir William Henry Bragg Building (Winner)
  • RBA Acoustics – Acoustics Support to PureGym (Highly Commended)
  • AECOM – Royal College of Surgeons 2020 (Commended)
  • Hoare Lea – Birmingham Symphony Hall Foyer (Commended)

Environmental Noise (sponsored by ANV Measurement Systems)

  • Hoare Lea – Gunfire Noise Analysis Tool (Winner)
  • Apex Acoustics – CoHut, Newcastle (Highly Commended)
  • AECOM – Natural Capital Laboratory (Commended)
  • Atkins – Trans-Pennine Rail Upgrade (Commended)

Innovation (sponsored by Mason UK)

  • AECOM – Natural Capital Laboratory (Winner)

Best Presentation (sponsored by CMS Danskin)

  • SRL Technical Services – Sir William Henry Bragg Building (Winner)
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