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Seriously experienced

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 and stadium projects in the UK and overseas.

Whether it’s a world class sport and entertainment venue, a major development or noise management for live events, Vanguardia’s reputation is for delivering projects of quality and distinction.

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.

Our Clients

Our Team

Jim Griffiths


Jim is the face of the business and has been inspirational in leading many large scale, high profile projects. He has over 40 years’ experience in all technical aspects related to sound, acoustics, noise and vibration, specialising in the field of stadia and arena design. From his work at Live Aid in 1985, he has also pioneered the sound management at music events in stadia and large open-air festivals.

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Olly Creedy

Associate Director

Olly has been working in Acoustics since September 2005 and has been part of Vanguardia since January 2008. He has a wide range of understanding in many acoustic disciplines from architectural acoustic design to electro acoustic and sound system modelling. Olly has worked on numerous projects, providing ingenious and cost effective solutions to practical problems as they arise.

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Mark Murphy

Associate Director

Mark brings strategic advice and direction to our large-scale major projects. His experience and ability to clearly communicate complex technical information and ideas to high level stakeholders is second to none. As the project lead on Vanguardia’s most prestigious arena and stadia projects, Mark brings excellent project management and people skills.

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We pride ourselves in the quality of our work and the management systems we employ to administer our projects.
Our quality systems are fully accredited to ISO9001.


Loudspeaker and amp quantities

Sound Insulation



Technology future proofing

Manufacturer support

Future product support

Robust materials


Acoustic absorption spec

Plasterboard spec

Sustainable sources


Specification of multi-use and integrated sound and AV systems.

Variable acoustics