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As the leading environmental and technology consultants, Vanguardia is partner of first choice for architects, developers, project managers and end users. We have contributed to the success of some of the most creative and iconic arena projects in the UK and overseas.

As design practitioners, strategic thinkers and problem solvers, we continue to be at the forefront of environmental noise and vibration, air quality, building and architectural acoustics, sound system design and audio visual design. Our ability to create the appropriate blend of functionality, value and vision makes us truly unique. Vanguardia’s reputation is for delivering projects of quality and distinction.

We have worked with major touring artists like The Rolling Stones and Bruce Springsteen, leading festivals such as Hyde Park’s British Summer Time and Reading & Leeds Festival, and iconic stadium / arena venues such as Wembley Stadium and The O2, to name a few.

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Our services


The leading consultants in stadia and arena acoustic design, analysis and remedial works. We make venues sound great.


Extensive experience of sound system design, specification and optimisation for all sized venues.


From giant screens to stadium IPTV and integrated solutions


Environmental noise measurement and prediction

Expert Witness

Professional expertise and evidence in court. We add credibility and weight to your cause

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Our Specialisms


Vanguardia’s reputation is for delivering projects of quality and distinction. Our list of successful projects stand testament to our achievements and include globally renowned music and entertainment venues including London’s O2 Arena, Glasgow’s SSE Hydro and Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena.

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Our list of successful stadium projects stand testament to our achievements and standing as the pre-eminent acoustic consultancy working specialising in this area. Notable successes includes the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley Stadium, The Olympic Stadium and a number of home grounds for Premier League football and rugby clubs. Our overseas projects include Qatar 2022 football world cup venues.

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Live music and events

Our sound system design, noise management strategy and delivery enables millions of music fans to enjoy live performances from leading international artists throughout the UK. Since 2006, we have successfully delivered over 1,000 live music events spanning nearly 2,000 days at some of the nations best-loved arenas, stadia and outdoor venues. 

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Recording studios

Designing recording studios requires a certain kind of nuance, and each project brings with it its own challenge. Our team works with clients to ensure each studio has comprehensive sound insulation and that the acoustics are perfected to produce the best recording environment possible.

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Commercial & Residential

Commercial and residential properties require specialised designs to ensure they maximise their acoustic potential. At Vanguardia, we provide the solutions and technical support to create unique homes, workspaces and retail units. From initial concepts, right through to completion, our team of specialists set new standards for design and construction acoustics.

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Environment & Infrastructure

We bring together our expertise in environmental and architectural acoustics to ensure our clients win consent orders, meet regulations and maximise their projects’ potential. We are industry leaders and accomplished expert witnesses, working on some of the UK’s most significant infrastructure projects, including HS2, Heathrow Terminal 5 and the Northampton Gateway. 

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“..Strong team effort and we are very pleased that your gear and site strategy on the sound worked so beautifully. Cannot tell you how many people were raving about the sound and it’s clarity. Was so satisfying to have it work out as it was spec’d. Fantastic achievement by you and your team..”

Jay Marciano, CEO, AEG Worldwide, Hyde Park Concerts

“Jim Griffiths and Vanguardia Consulting have been instrumental in helping build Wembley’s music reputation to a level to rival its sporting one. From Live Aid in 1985 through to the design and operation of the new Wembley, Jim and his team have helped ensure Wembley remains at the forefront of Stadia concert production. With Vanguardia working with the design team to encompass innovative acoustic design, the new Wembley Stadium has already hosted the best of the best in the music world, setting new records along the way and delivering one of the best sound capabilities in Europe.”

David Thompson, Director, Wembley National Stadium ​

"Jim and Vanguardia have done Reading Festival and my shows in Finsbury Park, London forever. They are my two most environmentally challenged shows acoustically, and they keep the show on the road and me legal with their expert design and control."

Melvin Benn, Managing Director, Festival Republic

“Vanguardia have demonstrated a good understanding of the technical requirements of a complex stadium, and have proved reliable and capable colleagues within the design team.”

Tanya Ross, Group Director, Buro Happold London 2012 Olympic Stadium

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