BUILDERS on a £16m refurbishment project in the heart of London are using noise monitors to avoid disturbing office workers.
The refurbishment and remodelling contract is being carried out on 10 floors of the 21-storey City Tower in Basinghall Street and some of the space will remain occupied for the duration.
Contractor ISG is using five ‘noise nuisance recorders’ (NNR) kits from Casella CEL to ensure noise levels remain below the acceptable threshold.
Simon Featherstone, ISG’s senior construction Manager, said: “On all of our construction and refurbishment sites it is important to maintain good relations with tenants and neighbours by ensuring that we do not cause too much noise pollution.”
An on-site tenant liaison manager remains contact with the office workers and information from the monitors is downloaded weekly to ensure low noise levels are maintained in tenanted offices. When work has to be carried out that will create excessive noise, ISG liaises with the tenant and undertakes the work at a mutually convenient time.