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Triple winners in 2017: Rich Hinton receives the prize for Environmental Acoustics, Weigang Wei for Smaller Projects, and Beth Paxton for her IOA Diploma project

Awards and award-winning buildings

As well as regularly working on buildings that win awards in many different categories, we also regularly win awards specifically for our work. The Association of Noise Consultants’ Awards (the acoustic design Oscars!) has become established as an annual event in which Apex has featured highly.  Apex is the only company to have been short-listed in these awards every year since they began.  The ANC Awards were established in 2013 as an opportunity for members to showcase their work and seek recognition from their peers. Apex has built on its success, after being “Highly Commended” in the Architectural Acoustics category in 2013, Apex won the Sound Insulation Award in 2014, and in 2015 was awarded the Architectural Acoustics award against strong competition from Arup and Cundall.  In 2016 Apex received “Highly Commended” for the sound insulation design of the Vermont ApartHotel.  In 2017 Apex won both the Environmental Acoustics Award for Good Acoustic Design at United House, Swanley, Kent, and the Smaller Projects Award for the TupTup Palace, Newcastle upon Tyne.  Read more about these projects and other awards below.

John Connell Soundscape Award for our open plan office design method

We are very honoured to be awarded “Highly Commended” in the Soundscape category at the John Connell Awards 2019, for our multi-award-winning acoustic design method for open plan offices. The John Connell Awards 2019 took place at the Palace of Westminster on the evening of 23rd October 2019, hosted by Colonel Bob Stewart DSO MP,…
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ANC Awards – New method for acoustic design of open plan offices

We were delighted to receive an Innovation Award at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2019 for our new acoustic design method for open plan offices. As well as the Innovation Award, the work was also “Highly Commended” in the Workplace Acoustics Awards category. This method also won a Soundscape award at the Palace of…
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ANC Building Acoustics Award – The Houseboat, Poole

We were delighted to receive the Building Acoustics Award at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2019 for The Houseboat, Poole project. The Houseboat is a single house located on a site overlooking Poole Harbour. Our project dealt with the challenge of achieving suitable acoustic conditions for living in this open plan home designed on…
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The Word, South Shields

Apex were pleased to be Highly Commended in the Education Acoustics category at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2018 for their work at The National Centre for The Written Word “The Word”, in South Shields. The Word is a library for the 21st century, celebrating the dynamic relationship between people, books, traditional media and…
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Flanking transmission in steel-concrete composite floors

Apex were delighted to be Commended in the Vibration category at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards 2018 for our work predicting flanking sound transmission through steel-concrete composite floors. This work has enabled the reduction of concrete thickness or omission of floating floors on numerous projects in the residential, education and commercial sector. The benefits…
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Constructing Excellence NE – Commended for SME of the Year

We were honoured to be awarded SME of the Year – Commended in the Constructing Excellence North East Awards 2018.  Against some tough competition from other dynamic and enterprising SMEs in the North East, to make the shortlist of six companies was already an achievement.  Adam Cooke and Rich Hinton thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  As well…
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Award-winning good acoustic design: a case study

Rich Hinton was delighted to receive the Environmental Acoustics Award in June 2017. The priority of good acoustic design is to enable residents to enjoy suitable noise levels with open windows, by careful site massing, and considering building location, orientation, internal layouts and mitigation. This example of good acoustic design is a housing development in Swanley,…
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TupTup Palace, Newcastle: pioneering acoustic design

Weigang Wei undertook ground-breaking acoustic design to determine suitable remediation measures for the TupTup Palace, Newcastle, and is justly rewarded with the top accolade in this category. This project illustrates a novel approach to solving the problem of noise from nightclub smoking areas. The modelling techniques, solutions to controlling noise break out through doors, and control…
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Vermont ApartHotel

Apex were pleased to receive “Highly Commended” in the sound insulation category of the Association of Noise Consultants’ Awards 2016.  The Vermont ApartHotel required the development of a timber floor detail that overcomes the inherent problem of low-frequency footfall noise with lightweight floors. The inadequacy of conventional impact sound descriptors to correlate with occupants’ experience…
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Tyneside Cinema Cafe Bar

Apex was delighted to be awarded the top prize in the most competitive category of Architectural Acoustics at the Association of Noise Consultants Awards in June 2015, against strong competition from the other short listed entries from Cundall and Arup. In the Tyneside Cinema cafe bar, the developers sought to create a film screening area…
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