Sudbury/Stowmarket: Success for Echo Barrier at home and abroad

The Echo Barrier sound insulation system

The Echo Barrier sound insulation system - Credit: Archant

A SUFFOLK company which is enjoying worldwide success with innovative noise reduction barriers is now assisting with a project rather closer to home.

Echo Barrier, which is based in Sudbury, has enjoyed substantial international growth, having seen its barriers used on projects ranging from rail maintenance work in Sydney to the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site in New York, as well as at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Now, however, its barriers are also playing a key role in work being undertaken by Spence Ltd on the wiring and lighting at Stowmarket railway station.

With most of the work taking place outside normal hours, Spence was required to put in place measures to minimize disruption to local residents.

Kenny West from Spence, who project managed the works, said: “As a company we do everything we can to reduce the impact we have on our local environment. Working with Echo Barrier has helped us to build a better relationship with local residents and help to reduce the noise level during construction.

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“The local Stowmarket community can see that we are putting measures in place to consider their welfare, and this seems to have increased people’s tolerance levels throughout the duration of the works.”

Peter Wilson, technical director at Echo Barrier, added: “Echo Barriers provide a cost effective, easy to install and aesthetically pleasing way to reduce intrusive noise pollution from construction sites.

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“The impact that noisy works can have on a community is becoming much more of a consideration to contractors and the Echo Barrier range provides the perfect solution.”

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