Acoustic & vibration consultants

Flexible & professional at every level

Pace Consult is a market-leading multidisciplinary consultancy, offering a full suite of 'concept to completion' services across three dedicated divisions: Acoustics & Vibration and Air Tightness. From consultancy practices nationwide, Pace Consult delivers innovative, competitive and practical solutions, ensuring projects achieve the necessary compliance on time and within budget.

With sector specialists in each division, Pace Consult provides expert guidance through every construction phase for education, healthcare, custodial, commercial, residential, industrial and leisure developments. Moreover, having delivered a long line of design and build as well as traditional contracts, Pace Consult has extensive experience of working with all stakeholders in the construction supply chain.

As a highly successful and nationally acclaimed acoustic consultancy, Pace Acoustic Consulting rebranded as Pace Consult, in response to increased client demand for a multitude of services delivered in the Pace way.

Arranged around a core of expertise in Acoustics and Vibration, clients demanded Pace Consult's uniquely helpful, timely, commercially attractive and practical approach be applied to other disciplines. Clients now regularly obtain additional services such as air tightness testing, air quality assessments and building thermography to name but a few.

From design to testing and certification, Pace Consult adopts a fundamentally practical approach, offering a highly flexible service to all clients. From combining multiple services to provide integrated solutions, to delivering specific standalone consultancy packages in response to individual project demands.

Highly experienced in working with developers, architects and contractors, Pace Consult engages with all levels of the supply chain and works across traditional as well as design and build contracts always delivering cost-effective and timely service.

Deep knowledge of all forms of construction allows Pace Consult to identify value engineering opportunities, cut out areas of overdesign and allow substantial project savings, while at the same time making Pace consult stand out as the consultant of choice for our many clients.

With offices in Colchester and Newcastle, Pace Consult has a nationwide reach, with a substantial track record further afield in the Middle East. This is underpinned by a highly mobile team of specialist consultants across its dedicated acoustics, vibration and air tightness divisions. When it comes to experience in the building environment and delivery of integrated consultancy services, Pace Consult sets the standard. The answer is always yes, the solutions are always practical, and the services are always client-focused.

Meet the team

Martin Jones

Martin Jones

Managing Director


Martin is the founder of Pace Consult with a significant depth of experience within the building and architectural acoustics field. He has substantial experience in Building and mechanical services noise control having overseen many truly substantial and complex schemes.

With over 25 years of experience working on complex, large-scale projects for the private and public sector across the UK, MENA and Australasia as well as the Caribbean; his work covers a range of sectors and he has particular experience in commercial, educational, leisure, custodial, medical and large scale residential schemes in the UK and overseas.
He has established a reputation as a skilled and experienced acoustic consultant offering pragmatic solutions. Martin has strong leadership, and communication skills and a genuine interest in his team delivering quality solutions.

Martin is highly experienced in managing both the company and frontline consulting on multiple construction projects simultaneously. He will be the first point of contact for any issues on contractual matters, performance or resources.

He will also provide technical leadership and direction to the acoustic design team.

Joan Carles Blanco

Joan-Carles Blanco

BSc, MSc, PhD, MIOA | Associate Director


Joan is a qualified acoustic consultant and corporate member of the UK Institute of Acoustics. With over 23  years experience in acoustic and vibration design he has extensive practice working to British and International Standards in a wide range of projects that include building acoustics, mechanical services, vibration and environmental acoustics, working collaboratively with a number of major contractors and global companies. He has delivered a number of scientific papers and presentations in the field of acoustics whilst holding senior academic positions at recognised centres of excellence in research throughout the world.


Joan has proven expertise working on complex, significant projects for the private and public sector across the UK, continental Europe, America and the Middle East, his work covers a wide range of sectors including commercial, educational, leisure, custodial, medical and large scale residential schemes in the UK and overseas.  He is a highly reputable and skilled acoustic consultant offering practical solutions.

Peter Young

Peter Young


Peter joined Pace Consult in April 2017 after completing the Institute of Acoustics Post Graduate Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control. He has since also completed an MSc in Applied Acoustics with the University of Derby and is a corporate member of the Institute of Acoustics (MIOA).

During his time at Pace Consult, and prior to this Apex Acoustics, Peter has undertaken sound insulation testing and environmental noise surveying for residential, commercial, educational, and leisure developments.

Peter has also been involved in the acoustic design of several residential and educational developments. This has included noise impact assessments, internal acoustic design, and mechanical services noise assessments. Several of these projects have involved the use of acoustics modelling software such as SoundPLAN 8.2 and Odeon (Ver.11).

Cassie Banks

Cassie Banks

Financial Controller

I have been the financial controller here at Pace Consult since October 2016 with over 10 years finance experience. I am fully qualified in MAAT, and I am responsible for the day-to-day finances of the company. I enjoy working for Pace due to the great teamwork and encouragement from my colleagues, I have great support from everyone and enjoy the benefits of hybrid working thanks to the flexibility the company offers. My priority is to keep the business running smoothly from all aspects of accounting from credit control to management accounts.


'the late' Stanley

Our beloved office dog Stanley is unfortunately no longer with us


Harley Parfitt

(BSc MSc MIAQM) – Air Quality Consultant
Harley is an independent air quality consultant who has over five years’ experience in providing air quality consultancy services for a diverse range of projects, for both private and public sector clients. Harley prides himself on providing bespoke advice that meets his client’s needs and maximises the potential for environmental benefits.

Harley has a particular interest in the interface between the environment and data science and enjoys using advanced analytical techniques such as machine learning to ‘go beyond’ traditional approaches to add value to projects.

In his spare time, Harley enjoys trying to keep fit, and loves no activity more than a competitive game of 7-aside.



The office dog



Acoustic consultants specialising in detailed architectural and mechanical services design, sound testing and noise surveys. 


Pace Consult has a substantial depth of experience in building response, bearing design and analytical investigations.

Air Quality

Air Quality Assessment survey for planning and approval.

Air Tightness

Delivering a range of air tightness consultancy services.

Contact Pace Consult today for specialist consultancy across the United Kingdom & in the Middle East