Helensburgh Waterfront

MZA Acoustics is providing the detailed design acoustic consultancy services for the scheme, which proposes to create a vibrant and attractive waterfront for the town. The main feature of the project will be a new leisure facility incorporating a swimming pool, with associated parking and public realm. The acoustic challenges were the control of internal acoustics due to the presence of hard reflective surfaces (tiled finishes, glass walls, water surface etc) using treatments that can withstand the high humidity and corrosive nature of the chlorine. In addition, due to the rural location, ambient noise levels at night reduce significantly requiring that any plant which operates through the night to be acoustically treated so as not to cause disturbance to local residents.