Acoustic Consultants

Health Clubs & Gyms

Health clubs and gyms are a current growth industry, with the number of gyms increasing year-on-year. These come with their own unique challenges; gyms often host classes with loud music, structure-borne impact noise from heavy weights being dropped, and the need for very high levels of ventilation and air conditioning.

To compound these challenges, many fitness gyms are developed in shopping centres, basement or ground floor levels below apartments or hotels, or in town centre locations with many other buildings surrounding them.

Through our work with several national gym and fitness chains, ACA Acoustics have developed extensive experience of ensuring noise and vibration from a fitness gym does not disturb nearby or adjoining noise-sensitive occupants, even in the most challenging of scenarios.

We undertake airborne sound insulation tests and simulated weight-drop impact tests. Results of these are complemented by acoustic modelling to develop a design for suitable noise control schemes. We will also assess noise from proposed mechanical services equipment.

Results of our assessments are included in a report to support an initial planning application, to assist the design team as the development progresses, and to demonstrate compliance with landlord criteria. We can then carry out commissioning tests on completion if required. We are also able to help if you have ongoing noise complaints from your existing gym.

We’d love to discuss how we can help with your next project. Please call or fill in the contact form and we will get back to you.

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"I want to share with you my appreciation for the honesty and sincerity you have shown throughout our work together.

It’s getting rarer these days that clients’ interests are put ahead of pressure to generate fees.

I would definitely recommend you to others."

Philip Catterall

"I have had the pleasure of using ACA Acoustics’ services on a high-end residential project in Vauxhall, London.

The commitment and proactiveness received from Rob Cant and his team was greatly appreciated on an extremely challenging and short time-framed project. This resulted in ACA Acoustics providing acoustic consultancy services on the current 51-storey commercial fit out project in Central London.

I would not hesitate with recommending their services as they are my preferred company for acoustic consultancy."

Joe Wu – T Clarke PLC

"I have been using ACA Acoustics during my employment at different companies since Rob set the business up in 2012. Rob and his team offer an excellent service and very competitive costs for carrying out acoustic sound surveys and reports. In the fast pace nature of the hospitality client field their fast turnaround is greatly valued and helps me to build a robust offering to my clients."

Craig Ballantyne – Spiritus Technical Services Limited

"We used Rob from ACA Acoustics and would highly recommend their services. The work was carried out to an extremely high standard, these guys obviously know their business.

There was some opposition to our project and those opposing employed an independent acoustic agent to try and discredit the report Rob had produced. However, the other report was thrown out and deemed totally inadequate and the Local Authority praised the report submitted by ACA Acoustics.

As I say, these guys know their stuff and are extremely competent and most professional."

Sanchia Ascroft – The Thatch Barn, Yelling

"ACA Acoustics’ practical understanding of the HVAC industry and professional yet common sense approach to finding the right solution for each project is the reason why I’d always choose to use them on my projects and recommend them to my clients."

Ed Fellerman – Chapman Ventilation Limited

"I’ve worked with Rob and ACA for a number of years on numerous projects, and their proactive approach and negotiation skills have helped my clients and I overcome various difficult challenging noise issues to secure tricky planning consents.

As a planning consultancy we have worked with various noise consultants and I have found ACA to be the most pragmatic and adept, going beyond simply undertaking noise calculations to help find solutions and fight our corner when needed."

Mark Shearman – Firstplan

"I use ACA Acoustics to assist with all our projects which require an acoustic assessment. They also provide the acoustic design for separating walls and floors to comply with The Building Regulations Approved Document E.

Their straightforward and practical advice complements the service I can offer to my clients and I highly recommend their service."

Ian Hubbarde – Link Architecture