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Specialists in Environmental Noise, Environmental Health and Regulatory Control for the private and public sector.


Event Noise Control

Three Spires is a leading consultancy involved with event noise management and control. We work in partnership with Noisy, a new networked monitoring solution that incorporates custom software and the latest sound level meters from Brüel & Kjær. This along with our traditional skillset and community engagement protocols helps ensure events run successfully and comply with premises licensing requirements.


Parklife Manchester, Lost Village Festival, Bluedot Festival, Formula E, Green Man Festival, 51st State Festival, Truck Festival, MCM Comic Con

Key Services

  • Premises Licence Assessment Report

  • Pre Event Assessments, Noise Modelling & Reporting

  • Noise Management Plans

  • Liaison with the Local Authority

  • Attendance at Licensing Hearings

  • Event Noise Control

  • Real-time Networked Monitoring Solutions 

  • Bruel and Kjaer and NTI sound monitoring equipment


Places Of Entertainment

  • We are able to offer clients the following services in relation to entertainment noise control:

  • Advice on the relevant acoustic and legal requirements in relation to their application

  • Liaison with LA licensing enforcement and Environmental Health Officers

  • Determining the acoustic suitability of a premises for the type of entertainment being provided

  • Provide written reports and assistance with operating schedules

  • Attendance at Licensing committee and appeals

Places of entertainment

Expert Witness

We have experience of providing expert witness reports on:

  • Statutory Nuisance - Environmental Protection Act 1990 Pt III

  • Control of Pollution Act 1974 Section 60/61

  • Licensing Act 2003 involving regulated entertainment.


Planning and Noise Control

Three Spires Acoustics are able provide clients with the following services in relation to planning and noise control:

  • Advice on the relevant acoustic requirements in relation to your project

  • Direct liaison with LPA officers, including Environmental Health Officers

  • Noise impact studies with regard to national guidance NPPF & NPSE and the LPA's own standards

  • Identification of cost effective noise mitigation options

  • Provide comprehensive written reports to accompany Planning Applications

  • Assistance with discharging consent conditions

  • Attendance at planning committees and appeals


We can provide acoustic services to Local Councils in support of your regulatory and policy responsibilities.

Many local authorities are now considering outsourcing functions such as Planning Consultations where environmental pollution such as noise and odour are material consideration to an application.

Many of our consultants have regulatory experience and therefore fully understand the process and application requirements of local authorities.


Services Include

  • Independent review of planning, licensing and section 61 applications and associated acoustic reports

  • Assistance with noise complaint investigation and resolution

  • Environmental noise and impact assessments

  • Noise compliance Monitoring and reporting

  • Occupational noise assessments

  • Expert witness

Control of Noise at Work Regulations - Noise Assessments

​The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 contain three "Action Levels" to assess the severity of employee exposure to noise and what procedures need to be undertaken by the employer under law to comply with the Regulations.

To assess the implications to the employer of the above Control of Noise at Work Regulations will require a detailed investigation of workplace noise levels and employee working practices (i.e. individual exposure periods during a normal working day/week).

Such an assessment will enable Three Spires to develop the most pragmatic approach to protecting employees from excessive occupational noise, and to satisfying the Health and Safety Executive Inspectors, by a variety of mitigation techniques.

We can provide the following services to clients:

  • Assessment of Occupational Noise Exposure with respect to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

  • Occupational noise measurements undertaken at strategic positions to establish the noise climate within work area

  • Personal dosimetry measurements undertaken on a number of staff in order to calculate their individual noise exposures

  • Hearing protection Evaluation and assessment

  • Action plans regarding noise control, physical measures, management

  • Production of detailed written reports

noise at work


Chris Hurst (BSc Hons, MIOA, MCIEH)

Three Spires Acoustics
2 Syke Ings, Richings Park
Iver, Buckinghamshire


07939 324063


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