Community Leisure Facility, Seaton Park, Arbroath - CSP Acoustics

Community Leisure Facility, Seaton Park, Arbroath

The development proposal consisted of 3G synthetic football pitches, a warm up area and an indoor hall suitable for a range of sports and activities. This proposal was of particular concern to the Local Authority, Angus Council, as the facilities would operate into the evening and potentially impact on housing surrounding Seaton Park.

Project Overview

CSP Acoustics took account of this by completing on-site survey measurements to establish the existing noise climate. Noise levels for sports activities were based on detailed sports activities for Synthetic Grass Pitches (SGPs), ascertained from prior project work. Analysis of noise impact from the development on residential properties was completed using a proprietary noise prediction software CadnaA® (Computer Aided Noise Abatement), developed by Datakustik.

The major specific challenge with the project was the lack of relevant legislation. The firm met with the local authority to discuss and agree the most appropriate method of assessing football pitch noise.

The assessment successfully demonstrated that the project was viable and the application was granted planning permission by Angus Council.


Voigt Partnership Ltd.

Key words

Noise Impact Assessment / noise prediction software CadnaA® football noise / synthetic pitch sports noise

Project Information
  • Completion: unknown
  • Project value: unknown
Project Team
  • Architect: Voigt Partnership Limited
  • Acoustic Consultant: CSP Acoustics LLP
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