Adnitt acoustics

Noise, Vibration & Sound Specialists

We are an established, independent acoustic consultancy practice working with architects, developers, planners and contractors throughout the UK and Europe.

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Why choose Adnitt?

Reasons to use Adnitt Acoustics

We speak your language

For simple, practical design advice or to test noise, sound and vibration levels, speak to our friendly acoustic team.


We keep you regulatory compliant

We provide advice and testing for construction and environmental projects to be acoustically fit for purpose and regulatory compliant.


We are trusted & accredited

We are members of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and all technical staff are Members or Associate Members of the Institute of Acoustics (IoA).

Some of our work

Examples of our sector specific experience

Project Nova

Brought into the project at the tender stage by Mace, we were asked to do an acoustic audit of the RIBA Stage 3 design to identify any risks or opportunities for the contractor. Once Mace had been appointed, we were employed as acoustic consultants to keep watch over Stage 4 Technical Design, Stage 5 Construction, and Stage 6 Completion.

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Braeholm, Helensburgh

Comprising of a residential development located north of Glasgow, the project involved the conversion of a historic building and the accompanying modern extension into a number of different flats. The historic section of the building was designed in 1837 by notable architect William Leiper and a rear extension had been added in the mid-20th century.

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Brentford Lock

A three-phase development, we were engaged to act as the acoustic engineer by McAleer & Rushe during phase two of the development. Following our involvement in the second stage, we were then asked to be involved in phase three which is currently under construction.

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Dumfries Factory Vibration

We were commissioned by Piovan UK to provide advice regarding problematic equipment vibration levels. The issue centred around chalk dosing equipment which was experiencing high levels of vibration, thus affecting the ability of the base loading cell to accurately measure quantities of chalk. The goal of this project was to investigate the issue and provide advice.

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Salisbury Court Student Accommodation

The project comprised the development of a six-storey purpose-built student accommodation building, containing 102 residential flats, associated common areas and commercial units.

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Renfrewshire Housing Development

Adnitt Acoustics was contracted by the client to provide post-completion sound insulation testing for an apartment building. We were involved as independent testers to measure compliance. Unusually for these types of measurements we were involved after practical completion when the building was already in use.

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Newgate Centre, Newcastle

The project comprised a Unite student building and a Maldron hotel. We were originally engaged to undertake an impact assessment for the planning process through McAleer & Rushe. We assessed the following potential sources of noise; pubs and clubs, traffic noise, and potential noise and vibration from the subway

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Westminster Quarter

The project consisted of one 8 storey building and one 5 storey building, housing 102 private luxury residential apartments. Due to the location in central London, there were a number of factors that had to be considered in the design and construction of the project.

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Hanson Headquarters

Hanson UK is the leading supplier of heavy building materials to the UK construction industry. They were looking for a new high quality company headquarters which. Showcased their products within an exposed concrete soffit office building; Had open plan office floors which opened onto the main atrium; Included a meeting room suite and creche.

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Motability are a service provider of modified cars and vehicles for use by disabled persons. This particular project covered the refurbishment of 4 of their existing offices in Bristol and London.

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Aberystwyth University

The £10.4m Welsh Assembly Government funded See 3D Visualisation Centre at Aberystwyth University is a specialist facility that enables small businesses to turn their ideas into reality using 3D visualisation technology.

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Component Coating Noise at Work Investigation

The objective of the project was to provide an assessment of the noise conditions within the workshop environment of a component coating factory.

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South Hampstead Synagogue

Our involvement in the project began when we were engaged through the project architect, who we had worked with several times before.

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Norbury Park Wood Products Noise at Work Investigation

Following a routine Health & Safety inspection, a Noise at Work Assessment was requested to assess the level of risk to the company’s employees and ensure they were not exposed to excessive or dangerous noise levels.

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Rayners Catering Noise at Work Investigation

We were commissioned by Rayners to review their factory noise levels and undertake a Noise at Work assessment.

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Hadley Community Learning Centre

Hadley Learning Community School in Telford, Shropshire is an early example of a school build under BB93. Initial design schemes of the school incorporated all levels of preschool, primary school and secondary school in separate buildings in a campus type layout. It was these initial design schemes that enabled Telford Council to identify what they didn’t want: a campus.

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Academies in the South East

Partnering with the main contractor, Adnitt Acoustics worked on a number of academy projects throughout the South East; These included Colchester Academy in Essex, Gladys Aylward Academy in Middlesex, Lambeth City Heights Academy in South London, Lords Hill Academy in Southampton, Nightingale Academy in North London, Richard Park Academy in South West London, Spires Academy in Kent and The Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln to name just a few.

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Holiday Inn Express & Crowne Plaza Hotels, Aberdeen Airport

Dominvs Group, on behalf of the InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG), contracted McAleer & Rushe to design and build two separate hotels 100m from Aberdeen International Airport terminal: the Aberdeen Holiday Inn Express and the Crowne Plaza Aberdeen Airport Hotel. The Holiday Inn Express was to feature 193 bedrooms, a meeting room and a 150-seat restaurant. The Crowne Plaza Hotel was to feature a 165 bedrooms, 7 meeting rooms, 2 banqueting suites and a 220-seat restaurant. The design of both hotels' needed to: Deliver 'a restful stay and a comfortable working environment for business and leisure guests alike'; Adhere to Scottish building standards; Meet IHG's high acoustic standards.

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Premier Inn Hotels

Part of Whitbread Plc, Premier Inn is the UK and Ireland's biggest and fastest growing hotel chain. Their Good Night Guarantee ensures customers get the soundest sleep in an ultra-comfy bed and a tasty breakfast for a great value price. The control of external noise breaking into bedrooms and good sound insulation between rooms is therefore vital in all Premier Inn hotels. This is reinforced in the company's brand standards for acoustics which are some of the most rigorous in the hotel industry. Achieving the limits on external noise break-in requires both detailed noise surveys to be carried out, and the acoustic performance of the building, glazing and ventilation to be incorporated at an early stage.

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Premier Inn Edinburgh Hotels

On East Market Street, a 1-minute walk from Edinburgh's prestigious Royal Mile, sits the hub by Premier Inn and the Premier Inn, Edinburgh hotels. This combined £18 million hotel development is an integral part of the 7.5 acre site that has become New Waverley, a vibrant creative, cultural and innovation quarter in the heart of Edinburgh. The 130-bedroom hub hotel was the first hub by Premier Inn to open outside of London. Next to the hub is the 127-bedroom, 6-storey Premier Inn hotel. There are entrances to both hotels on East Market Street and Cranston Street.

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Thameslink 2000 Environmental Impact Assessment

The £6.5bn government-sponsored Thameslink Programme has transformed north-south travel through London Bridge. The Programme dates back to the early 1970s when it was proposed as the Borough Market Viaduct Capacity Enhancement Scheme. After going through various iterations, the project was given fresh life in the millennium and rebranded as the Thameslink 2000 (later TL2K) project. The scheme included improvements to capacity and numerous stations throughout the South East rail network. At Borough Market, for example, a new viaduct effectively doubles the line capacity for all services into Cannon Street, Blackfriars and beyond.

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South Kilburn Regeneration

Adnitt Acoustics originally worked on the master plan for this regeneration scheme that was set to provide 2,400 homes, a new transport infrastructure, school, healthy living centre, community space, offices and sports provision in South Kilburn. Two of the residential sites in the master plan are Albert Road and at Carlton Vale roundabout. The Albert Road site is next to the West Coast Mainline.

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Businesses trust Adnitt Acoustics

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From our customers

Adnitt Acoustics clients

We are repeat clients of Adnitt and they have continued to successfully assist us with our development projects with complete professionalism and attention to detail.



Adnitt were able to turn our requirements round in very quick time with very little notice. The standard of the report was good and I would be very happy to use you again for future projects.



In regards to the recent engagement with Adnitt Acoustics and the service provided at one of our properties at Ravelrig, Edinburgh I can say that the service was exemplary. Adnitt were very accommodating in meeting our swift and strict entry property attendance to undertake the noise survey on behalf of the clients. The report that followed was robust and concise. Overall Adnitt certainly delivered on our expectation of service requirements. Graham and Diana have been very helpful and amenable to our requirements of late and we look forward to future engagement.

CALA Homes


DRACE GEOCISA has trusted Adnitt Acoustics for the evaluation of structural noise in buildings under construction or rehabilitation. The collaboration has been very satisfying because of their know-how and professionalism

Drace Geocisa


Adnitt mastered the complex acoustic requirements for this education building which contained a very diverse and not acoustically complementary range of uses.

Sir Robert McAlpine


The greatest compliment that I can express to the acousticians on this project is that this multi-function arts venue worked straight out of the box on Day One.  Whilst accepting that there were many contributors to the successful end result, Hunter Acoustic’s and Adnitt Acoustics' care and detailing throughout the design process was a real contributor to the problem-free commissioning of this theatre.  During system tuning, a small orchestra and singers tested the room acoustics and the ACS variable acoustics system.  This was a pleasurable experience because the engineers were able to concentrate on the optimum setting up of the system without spending time compensating for faults. The dynamic of the sound experience for both the performers on the stage as well as the listeners in the auditorium was evident from the compliments given afterwards.

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