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HISCOX
COMPLETED: ONGOING

SERVICES

 

WORKPLACE NOISE ASSESSMENT

NOISE NUISANCE ASSESSMENT

CONSTRUCTION NOISE IMPACT

INDUSTRIAL NOISE PREDICTION

PLANNING FOR NOISE SENSITIVE DEVELOPMENT

 

Hiscox versus The Pinnacle was a construction nuisance case heard in the High Court in 2008 and 2009. Pinnacle site clearance begin in mid-2008, with the demolition of the nine storey Crossley Court. This work caused high levels of noise and vibration in the neighbouring property belonging to Hiscox Insurance.

Vanguardia's David Trevor-Jones was commissioned by Hiscox to measure levels of vibration. Levels were found to be higher on occasions than those ever encountered by David during his career; such levels resulted in motion sickness and time off work for Hiscox staff.

In December 2008, Hiscox applied to the High Court (Chancery Division) for an injunction to stop demolition works. This was granted on several grounds, including vibration, with David Trevor-Jones providing a witness statement and advice on acceptable vibration levels to ensure no further discomfort would be felt by Hiscox staff. This temporary injunction become permanent several months laters, and is still in force today. Vibration levels at the site are still monitored routinely.