Noise & Vibration case study

Dolphin Square, Pimlico


The works to refurbish the existing residential complex at Dolphin Square included significant demolition and construction activity: re-modelling and extending the existing spa with the courtyard, replacing roofs, and renewing all the windows in many of the facades.


With regards to all the external works, SRL were appointed by Galliford Try to prepare and submit a Section 61 (Control of Pollution Act 1974) Application to Westminster City Council for the initial 7-month programme.


Although the majority of the works were proposed during core hour periods, the proximity of existing residential receptors enveloping the site required a close collaborative relationship with the site teams, to make sure that the Application committed to employing all practicable mitigation measures to minimise potential noise and vibration impacts. Such mitigation included the pre-fabrication of steel elements off-site and maximising the use of excavator pulveriser attachments for demolition (as opposed to breaker attachments). Section 61 consent was subsequently received from Westminster City Council, without any onerous associated conditions.