“We are acoustic experts who think like designers, engineers and architects.” Gavin Stevenson, head of acoustics
We are specialists in architectural and building acoustics. Our success results from our interdisciplinary working environment which provides a unique level of understanding of design and engineering.
This innately collaborative setting further ensures that all analysis and recommendations are made with consideration of other disciplines’ needs; ensuring a seamless, harmonious and good value design.
We combine scientific analysis, creative design skills and practical experience. Our involvement ranges from small-scale noise assessments to full consultancy on major long-term schemes.
Our emphasis on design quality, coupled with technical experience and knowledge sharing ensures that our acoustic designs are delivered in a robust and efficient manner. This is assisted by determining the correct acoustic standards for the building at the outset, created by gaining a full understanding of the client’s aspirations and end user’s needs - not by simply following standards or guidance documents. Creating an acoustic design which is tailored and bespoke rather than blindly following standards and guidance documents ensures the most cost-effective approach is taken.
BDP Acoustics is a corporate member of the Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) and our individual consultants are all members of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA). BDP Acoustics is also an accredited organisation for Building Regulations Part E testing and our individual consultants are registered ANC testers.
The redevelopment of the Category-A listed concert hall offering additional public space and reconfigured existing rooms and a major upgrade to the 1,300-seat main auditorium.
The landmark student centre and public squares on UCLan’s Preston Campus is a gateway to the university from the city centre.
The Royal College of Physicians opens an exciting new purpose-built office in partnership with Liverpool City Council called RCP at The Spine.
A complete upgrade of the existing museum to create physical and intellectually accessible environments together with the provision of new visitor facilities.
In 2014 an acoustic study was undertaken of the public realm of the Al Kharaej and Waterfront residential areas of the new Lusail City development in Qatar.
Wren Hotel makes the most of its tight urban site offering 137 compact and luxurious bedrooms in the heart of Dublin.
BDP was appointed by Oldham Council to regenerate its Grade II listed Old Town Hall and bring the building back into use as a cinema.
£60m development plans to bring Weir Mill, a Grade II listed former mill in Stockport, back to life. The reimagined Weir Mill will feature a mix of one, two and three-bedroom apartments, as well as 24,000 sq ft of commercial space across the existing and new buildings.
Gavin joined BDP in 2001 and is the head of the acoustic profession across the practice.
Jai joined BDP in 2010 and leads the acoustic group within the London studio.
Joe joined BDP in 2003 and is technical lead for the acoustic profession.
To find out more about our acoustics team's work and recent projects have a look at their latest brochure
BDP has announced that is has become an official partner of Lancashire County Cricket Club, with which it has worked for more than 15 years on the redevelopment of Emirates Old Trafford.
A new, modern Urgent & Emergency Care Centre for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, designed by BDP, has opened to the community.
Gavin Stevenson analyses the importance of acoustics in realising major heritage refurbishment projects.
BDP’s sensitive refurbishment of Lancaster Castle has been awarded a prestigious national prize by the Civic Trust.
We have completed the innovative transformation of a school sports hall in Rochdale to create an exciting suite of classrooms, dining and social spaces. The new facility will enable the Watergrove Trust to meet an urgent demand for school places and accommodate more teaching and associate staff jobs for the area.
New visuals have been revealed showing how Cardiff University’s Bute Building, home to the internationally renowned Welsh School of Architecture, will look once its major refurbishment is complete.
Ged Couser looks at the challenges of designing cancer hospitals that facilitate the concept of team science in both research and treatment.