Arnold Clark, Aberdeen - CSP Acoustics

Arnold Clark, Volvo Car Dealership, Wellington Road, Aberdeen

CSP Acoustics has been engaged on behalf of Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects and Arnold Clark, who proposed to develop a Volvo car dealership on Wellington Road, Aberdeen. Aberdeen City Council Environmental Health Department required that a noise impact assessment be included as part of the planning application.

Project Overview

CSP Acoustics completed noise measurements of existing ambient noise levels at the nearest dwellings adjacentto the site. This data, together with service garage noise measurements completed on previous projects, was used as the basis for assessing noise impact from the new development. Guidance on plant noise was also provided to meet Aberdeen City Council criteria.

Predictions of noise within this report were made using proprietary noise prediction software CadnaA® (Computer Aided Noise Abatement) developed by Datakustik.

The assessment demonstrated that the project was viable and the application was granted permission by Aberdeen City Council.


Arnold Clark Automobiles Ltd/Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects

Key words

Industrial Noise/BS4142/PAN2011/TAN2011

Project Information
  • Consultation Period: 2017
  • Project Completion: Unknown
Project Team
  • Architect: Mackie Ramsay Taylor Architects
  • Acoustic Consultant: CSP Acoustics LLP
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It is a fact that the impact of many acoustical issues can be reduced by making appropriate early stage design decisions – site layout, building planning, materials and structures choices can all affect the magnitude and therefore cost of dealing with noise, privacy and communication issues. To help designers become more aware of the impact of acoustics on design and development CSP Acoustics is happy to provide CPD Updates on Acoustics and Noise issues to design practices and client organisations. Lunchtime, or longer, CPD sessions can be arranged for delivery in-house to suit client and design organisations.

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