Noise & Vibration case study

Gloucester railway station underpass


Octavius were awarded part of a £6m scheme which involved the remodelling of a pedestrian underpass, and its approaches at Gloucester railway station, along with significant drainage works within the car park. We were appointed to obtain Section 61 (Control of Pollution Act 1974) consent from Gloucester City Council for the duration of the project.


The site is very close to noise/vibration-sensitive receptors, including a hotel. The City Council applies noise and vibration thresholds to help protect its residents and other stakeholders from the impact of construction work.


SRL’s dedicated team are specialists in this type of work and include people who have been involved with managing the noise and vibration impact of major construction schemes. Some of our team have previously worked for Local Authority noise teams, reviewing SEMPs/CEMPs and S61 (CoPA 1974) Applications for construction works. Therefore, we know how Local Authorities operate and the information they need to see in this sort of situation.

We worked very closely with the Gloucester City Council’s EHO to gain agreement on noise and vibration levels for the construction project and produced comprehensive S61 (CoPA 1974) Applications with appropriate noise and vibration predictions and construction method statements.

All Applications submissions were consented by Gloucester City Council which aided in the timely completion of the project with no complaints about noise or vibration from the construction works.