The John Connell Award recognises ways to deal with the problem of noise pollution. Sharps Redmore received the honour for its approach to solving the problem of extraneous sound escaping from the cricket ground and potentially disturbing residents in nearby flats.
The audio solution incorporated three Ate_s Messenger L Loudspeakers, spread across the back of the Peter May stand, which is closest to the majority of surrounding homes.
Ate_s UK’s Neil Voce (pictured here behind Hove and Portslade MP Ceila Barlow and Sharps Redmore’s Clive Bentley) said that the company was “very pleased” to have contributed to the installation, adding: “The controllable directivity of the Messenger means that the back-spill from the loudspeaker is pushed down at the same angle and doesn’t travel straight back to the windows of the flats.”
He added: “We’re delighted with the award from the Noise Abatement society as it highlights noise pollution as a real issue, which affects people’s everyday lives. It’s refreshing as a loudspeaker manufacturer to offer a solution to this growing problem and [we] very much hope that others will adopt the unique potential of our Messenger range in London and beyond.”