Noise is an important consideration for developers and operators of entertainment premises such as bars, night clubs, and restaurants. Noise emissions from entertainment premises, often late at night, has the potential to disturb nearby residential occupants and Local Authorities often have stringent criteria to protect residential amenity.
Acoustic assessments for these developments typically include matters such as music noise breakout, noise from building services plant (e.g. kitchen extract fans and condensers), as well as customer noise from external areas, dispersion at closing time, and from associated activities such as deliveries and customer vehicles. We can also work with your architect or interior designer to ensure the internal acoustic climate is fit for purpose. For example, this could include controlling noise levels and potential for excessive reverberation times – echo – in a restaurant.
At ACA Acoustics we are highly experienced in assessing noise from entertainment venues, including from very sensitive sites such as night clubs with flats directly above or the conversion of listed barns to new wedding or function venues in very quiet countryside locations. We have also worked on mixed-use buildings incorporating residential apartments or hotel bedrooms above bars and night club areas. These types of development require a very high level of experience in acoustic design to achieve particularly stringent noise criteria.
Assessments are typically carried out for planning applications or appeals, licensing renewals, or to investigate existing complaints.
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