Leisure

Noise from leisure activities covers a wide range of sources. Bars, restaurants and night clubs generate noise from people and music, but many other leisure activities require noise assessments, particularly at the planning stage.

Motor sports are obvious sources of noise, but less obvious leisure/sporting activities require noise assessments. Restaurant and leisure type noise.We have carried out noise assessments for gliding clubs, football stadia, Zorbing sites, cinemas, five a side football pitches, markets, shooting ranges, open air concerts, skate parks.

One complication is that there are few directly relevant standards for assessing noise from leisure activities. There is the Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts that deals with noise from outdoor concerts, but few other leisure sources have directly relevant criteria. It is not just the noise from the activities that can require assessment, but also the noise vehicles taking people to and from the leisure site.

Hepworth Acoustics has a long history of assessing noise and vibration from leisure activities, particularly for bars, restaurants and clubs. The company has carried out several hundred noise assessments for clients in the hospitality business. This has dealt with all aspects from initial planning applications, through licensing to investigating noise complaints and staff noise exposure.


Our noise and vibration services are provided to all forms of leisure operators and include:

  • Stadium noise.Noise surveys;
  • Assessing likely source noise levels for new or altered operations;
  • Predicting the potential noise impact of the proposed development;
  • Detailing noise mitigation measures;
  • Provision of comprehensive noise reports to support planning and licensing applications;
  • Expert witness services for planning and licensing hearings;
  • Assessment of noise complaints and recommendations for remedial measures;
  • Noise at Work assessments for employees.

Contact Your Nearest Regional Office


If you would like to discuss our services get in touch with one of our regional offices directly, which are listed below, or email us at 
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Manchester 

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd (Head Office)
21 Little Peter Street
Manchester
M15 4PS

 

Tel: 0161 242 7900
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Birmingham

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1310 Solihull Parkway
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham
B37 7YB

Tel: 0121 635 5565
Fax: 0161 235 8407

London

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BB
 

Tel: 0207 554 8712
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Liverpool

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Bulloch House
10, Rumford Place
Liverpool
L3 9DG
 

Tel: 0151 515 0741
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Sheffield

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
 

Tel: 0114 224 2428
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Bristol

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1st Floor, Aztec Centre
Aztec West
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4TD

Tel: 01454 203533
Fax: 0161 235 8407