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Building Acoustics

From office to call-centre; home to hospital, community centre, cinema, performing arts or auditorium. Buildings and spaces that sound right for their purpose.

From schools and offices to homes and performing arts venues, the acoustics of a building has a huge impact on how we value that space, directly affecting everything from quality of life to our ability to enjoy, concentrate, learn, communicate efficiently and be productive.

Whether we are cutting out noise from the outside world or designing the acoustics of a theatre, we use our experience and expertise, along with cutting edge technologies, to help create spaces which are effective and sustainable in their intended use. We provide acoustic design input that takes into consideration room shape and size through to the internal material selection and placement, in order to create the best possible conditions for the space.

Anderson Acoustics provided an excellent service throughout the project phases. Chris Page, Denne Construction

How we do it

At Anderson Acoustics, we help our clients achieve their vision when it comes to building acoustics.  We work collaboratively with architects, planners, designers and contractors to create great sounding spaces.

Concept Stage

We undertake detailed noise and vibration studies at concept stage to establish site suitability, achieve planning consent and direct the design of the building, identifying acoustic issues from the outset.

Develop Design

We work closely with the design team to develop building design, providing input across all relevant aspects from construction materials to mechanical services.

Technical Design

We provide detailed design advice and reviews of design proposals and tender returns to ensure the specifications are robust and in line with the design requirements, including sustainability standards such as BREEAM and WELL Building Standard.

Construction and Handover

We provide on-going support to contractors and the design team throughout the construction phase, dealing quickly with ad-hoc acoustic issues as they arise on site and ensuring industrial noise reduction. When complete we undertake acoustic testing to enable sign-off before the building is handed over to the end user.

Noise & Vibration Mitigation

We provide noise and vibration mitigation advice and design for a range of building services and occupational related activities.

Our team supplies strategic input on building design to minimise future noise and vibration issues and to avoid expensive retrospective mitigation measures that might arise from inaccurate planning.

Room Acoustic Design

Many specialist rooms, such as classrooms, offices, halls or performing arts venues require careful control of the internal sound propagation. We provide acoustic design input that takes into consideration room shape and size through to material selection and placement to create the best possible acoustic conditions.

3D Acoustic Modelling

We use state of the art 3D modelling software to design the sound of a space. Using acoustic wireframe models, we can analyse thousands of possible surface geometries and materials to find the optimal acoustic solution.

SonicRoom Auralisation

Using our SonicRoom and advanced acoustic modelling tools, we can model and listen to the sound of a space at the design stage. Often acoustic concepts seem abstract, but with SonicRoom, hearing makes design decisions real.

Why Use Us?

Here are some of the ways that we can help in this sector. If you've got a project in mind, our contact details are below or you can send a message to the team directly using our contact form .

Expert advice for your project

With a team of over 20 people we are one of the largest specialist acoustic consultancies in the country with a vast amount of collective experience in building and architectural acoustics.

Intelligent solutions

Whether you are adopting a new-build, refresh, refurbish or reuse approach to your development, we provide appropriate and intelligent acoustic advice - balancing cost, functional and aesthetic requirements to deliver great sounding, fit for purpose buildings.


We believe that buildings should be designed for how they sound, not just how they look. Better sounding buildings are more enjoyable to be in and improve overall quality of life. Helping to make this happen is our passion.


From BREEAM requirements to Code for Sustainable Homes, we provide advice on sustainable acoustic solutions. Compliance with standards and regulations is important, but we like to think that any investment should not just be a compliance exercise but should also bring added value and improve the quality of life for future users.

What we've done

We'd love to hear from you

How can we add value to your project? Is there something we can help you with?

London: 0203 176 7909 Brighton: 01273 696887 [email protected]

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