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Thursday, 7th June 2018

Temple shortlisted for Noise Award

Temple is pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in the Environmental Noise Category in the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2018.

Temple with FLO (The Ferrovial Agroman Laing O’Rourke joint venture) put together a joint submission for their work on the Northern Line Extension project.

As part of the wider regeneration of Vauxhall, Nine Elms and Battersea, an extension of the Charing Cross branch of the London Underground Northern line was proposed by TfL.  The extension comprises two new 3.2km running tunnels joining the existing network at Kennington and terminating at Battersea Power Station.  The scheme includes two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station and two new ventilation shafts at Kennington Green and Kennington Park.

The project has required major construction sites close to residential and commercial properties, often with works taking place during the evening, night and at weekends. The control of noise, vibration and air quality during construction has been a major challenge faced while delivering the programme.

An integrated monitoring system has been utilised which reports noise, vibration, air quality and weather data within a single web-based system which has allowed the FLO team to easily identify any potential impacts caused by the works.

The Kennington Green and Kennington Park ventilation shaft sites were a major concern amongst key stakeholders including local residents.  Both sites required 24 hour working with residents overlooking each work site.  Auralisation Animations were devised to show the benefits of Acoustic Sheds as a form of noise control.  The Auralisation Animations were presented at the community liaison groups to show their effects both visually and aurally.

The project was previously recognised at the International Green Apple Awards 2016 where the project won gold in the innovation category.

The Association of Noise Consultants Awards, which promote and recognise excellence amongst UK acoustic consultants, look for examples of work that display innovation and originality in acoustic design or approach to a particular project.  They highlight the unique skills of UK-based acoustic and noise professionals, and the dynamic and diverse nature of the industry overall, to inspire the next generation of acoustic consultants.

The Awards Dinner will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham on Wednesday 27 June with presentations to be made by Hugh Hunt, Cambridge University Reader in Engineering Dynamics and Vibration.

 

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