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About Us

ISVR Consulting is one of the UK’s leading centres of expertise in noise and vibration. We are linked to the internationally renowned Institute of Sound and Vibration Research at the University of Southampton.
We work with a wide range of industrial and commercial clients, public bodies, and government agencies in the UK and Europe.

Being part of a University gives us access to a unique set of resources, including facilities and expert knowledge.  We work with leading academics to bring real-world context to their research, and in-turn to leverage this research for our clients’ needs.

Our history
An example of pioneering university-industry collaboration, ISVR Consulting – originally known as the Industrial Noise Unit – was formed in 1968. The Rayleigh Building, which houses the anechoic and reverberant test chambers, was completed in the same year and became the Unit’s permanent home.
In its early days, an award of £30,000 from the Wolfson Foundation enabled the Unit to employ a manager and administrator, and to buy laboratory equipment and vehicles. It grew rapidly, with seven consultants and six technical assistants and administrative staff by 1970.
While our name has changed and our structure has evolved during our history, our founding aim remains: “…to provide, through consultation, assistance to private, industrial, commercial and governmental bodies in resolving problems concerning noise and vibration.”

Company information
We are part of the legal entity which is the University of Southampton. The University of Southampton is an exempt charity and a chartered corporation, established by Royal Charter in 1952.

  • Company registration number: RC000668
  • Registered address: University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ
  • VAT registration number: is GB 568 6304 14

We are covered by the University’s professional and public liability insurance.

Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
All our consultancy work and reports are confidential to the client. We are happy to negotiate confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, which must be approved by the University of Southampton’s Research and Innovation Services. We can also provide a standard confidentiality agreement that covers most projects. Please contact us for more information.

Copyright notice and disclaimer
We take all reasonable care to ensure the information given in our web pages is correct and up to date. The content of this website may change without notice. Your use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk. We cannot accept liability for the consequences of any action you may take, or fail to take, as a result of reading our pages.
We have no connection whatsoever with,,, or ISVR Technologies in India.
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Terms and conditions
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Some archived content from our old website can be found here: web archive.