Acoustic innovation showcased at trade body event



Acoustic consultancy professionals gathered online to see first-hand examples of innovation from across the sector in the Association of Noise Consultants annual awards programme.

In line with Covid-19 restrictions, the ANC’s Acoustic Awards were held in a virtual format.

For eight years the 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 the skills of members across four categories, with a distinguished panel of judges – comprising of academics and professionals, as well as representatives from the sponsor companies – scrutinising the entries.

Paul Shields, Chair of ANC, said: “This was an awards’ event like no other for the ANC, but the online approach worked well.

“We were able to see examples of the unique skills of our acoustic, noise and vibration professionals, through video and written case studies, which gave a great deal of depth to the content of the event.”

The results of the ANC Awards 2020;


Environmental category, sponsored by ANV Measurement Systems.

Commended – Arup Acoustics for HS2 West Ruislip

Highly Commended – Miller Goodall for 13 Dalton Square

Winner – Hoare Lea for Ground Run Enclosure at Cambridge Airport

Vibration Prediction & Control category, sponsored by CMS Danskin.

Commended – Adrian James Acoustics for Vibration Impact on Bugs

Winner – WSP for their work at Hanover Square

Innovation category, sponsored by Mason UK.

The judges recognised all entrants as deserving an innovation award in this category;

Atkins & Jacobs for Roadside Vehicle Noise Measurement

Apex Acoustics for Acoustic Performance EvaluAtion through Listening

WSP again for their work at Hanover Square.

Building Acoustics category, sponsored by Acoustics 1.

Commended – Cole Jarman for the Courtyard Project

Highly Commended – AECOM for the English National Ballet

Winner – Hoare Lea & RBA Acoustics for Lafayette 4 Pancras Square.

The Smaller Consultancies award

Winner – Hayes McKenzie for 25 Clifton Road

The full ANC Awards 2020 event show, and separate five minute video presentations of each of the finalists’ entries, can be found at

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