Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP), Eurocentral

Client: Ironside Farrar Ltd on behalf of Peter D. Stirling Ltd (PDS) and Carnbroe Estates (Carnbroe)

Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd (phase 1)

Project value: £260m

Project team: Clement Luciani, Richard Mackenzie

The Mossend International Railfreight Park in Bellshill is Scotland’s largest international rail freight terminal (775m) with strategic rail, road, and sea links to the rest of Scotland, the UK and mainland Europe. MIRP is currently on track to be Scotland’s future carbon-free rail terminal.

RMP was originally commissioned to undertake the Construction Noise Impact and the Operational Noise Impact Assessments, including the noise mapping for Phase 1 of the proposed expansion of the facility. RMP later went on to support the Ironside Farrar project team for Phases 2 and 3 of the development project with further Construction Noise Impact Assessments.

Guidance on the control and management of site noise was given in accordance with BS 5228:2009 ‘Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites’: Part 1: ‘Noise’. The standard provided a framework for good practice and highlighted the key factors that should be considered.

A Construction Noise Impact Assessment is used to establish the existing daytime ambient noise levels at the boundary with adjoining residential properties prior to the construction activity. For this project, RMP undertook the assessment of the construction noise from the site activity and provided recommendations to minimise the noise impact of the construction activities.

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