Levelling up: Wakefield Acoustics but not limited to Wakefield

22nd March 2022

Levelling up:

Wakefield Acoustics

but not limited to Wakefield

Wakefield Acoustics

Author: Wakefield Acoustics – Noise Control Specialists | Last Updated: April 2023

On 2nd February 2022, Michael Gove, the Levelling Up Secretary unveiled the government’s flagship Levelling Up White Paper announcing a number of missions including the increase in productivity across the country.  Wakefield Acoustics has been fortunate to work with clients on a national basis throughout its 40 year plus existence but we will still watch with interest as these plans take effect and how they will assist our business.

From our head office and factory in Heckmondwike, West Yorkshire, we have long supplied our products to sites across the breadth and length of the UK. Being based close to the M62, this gives good access to all major routes North, South, East and West of the UK. Our installation teams are also well used to working across the country.

To give a flavour of our works across our Great British Isles, one of our larger projects completed in Glasgow was a 30m long x 15m wide x 6m high acoustic test bay for a large industrial equipment manufacturer. This was completed with full structural steel, ventilation baffles and large double leaf doors. Further South, we have completed numerous ventilation projects for standby power applications for engines, some of which have also required acoustic containers or enclosures. Our development into the power market has been a gradual transition over 10-12 years, with the company’s roots firmly grounded in industrial applications for a variety of manufacturing environments, which is still a major part of our work. Further South still, our works around London have mainly comprised of large construction projects, with one, in particular, being an interesting installation of a suspended acoustic ceiling to a basement generator room near St. Paul’s Cathedral. This is in addition to the numerous acoustic panel and acoustic louvre screens to reduce noise from the building services plant from London’s ongoing development works.

As a proud Yorkshire manufacturer, we are keen to maintain our reputation as a leading UK manufacturer of noise control solutions, and as such our intention is to continue to grow and expand into new and developing technologies to support the wider economy. As part of our growth plans, we are keen to increase opportunities for apprentices both within a factory setting, and also as dedicated noise control engineers in order to support our niche, but important, industry. We look forward to seeing how the Government incentive will help assist with this.

If you have any questions regarding the above, please get in touch: noise@wakefieldacoustics.co.uk

Wakefield Acoustics have extensive experience in providing bespoke solutions for general industrial applications: