About Us

Miller Goodall provides assessment and design advice related to acoustics, air quality and lighting for feasibility and planning studies, construction and demolition, and final commissioning. Our advice, based on years of experience in the industry and regular ongoing training in the latest technology and legislation, helps to ensure the protection and enhancement of air quality and the acoustic environment and contributes to the delivery of the best possible project outcomes. Miller Goodall was founded in 2004 by Jo Miller and Lesley Goodall, which is where the company name comes from. Jo retired as Director in March 2023, leaving the company in the capable hands of Lesley to take the business forward. Our main office is in Bolton, however, we work nationally and have consultants spread across the UK in areas such as the North East and South West. The main sectors we work across are Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Transport, Healthcare, Sport and Entertainment, and Education.


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Taking Your Project Forward

At Miller Goodall, we take projects forward. We are committed to enabling you to meet your acoustic and air quality regulatory obligations quickly and efficiently, by making our team part of yours.

We have a broad range of specialisms within the team, including air quality and acoustic consultants and environmental health officers with additional qualifications in noise, air quality and environmental protection.

Whichever sector we are working in and whatever the size of the project, we deliver outstanding customer service: from a multi-million pound development to a single barn conversion, we invest in really getting to know you and your project so we can understand and meet your needs exactly.

Offering an expert consultancy in acoustics, air quality and lighting gives us an overview of your project that streamlines procedures and saves time and money.



Clear Solutions to Complex Issues

Noise and air pollution can be serious issues for many people across the UK, causing stress and health problems for sufferers, delaying planning consents and leading to financial penalties for businesses.

The field of acoustics and air quality is complex and constantly evolving in response to new developments and guidelines, but Miller Goodall makes it all seem simple. Our informed, pragmatic advice and tailored services support developers, planners, architects and local authorities, helping them to improve project development and achieve successful outcomes.

Whether you want a noise assessment, acoustic design or testing, or an air quality assessment, we’ll handle all your acoustic and air quality needs so you can focus on the bigger picture.


Delivering on Promises

More than 70% of our new clients find us as a direct result of recommendations from previous clients. Our reputation for reliability, cost effectiveness and technical excellence has gained us a wide and satisfied national client base, with a particular focus on the North West including Salford, Manchester, Bolton, Bury, Preston, Blackburn, Lancaster, Oldham and beyond, all of whom benefit from our extensive local knowledge.

At Miller Goodall, we don’t believe in empty promises. We work closely with you throughout, dealing with any queries you have quickly and efficiently. We deliver the service you need, meeting deadlines and moving your project forward smoothly and compliantly.


Environmental noise assessments

Environmental noise testing, measurement and prediction services using CadnaA advanced 3D computer-based noise modelling.

Acoustic design

Design of building envelopes and structural and interior elements to ensure that noise levels are appropriately managed, and advice on soundproofing and sound insulation.

Air quality assessments

Simple screening and detailed dispersion modelling assessments using computer software such as ADMS, for transportation, industrial and agricultural emissions to air.

Environmental lighting impact assessments 

The baseline lit environment is reviewed, determining whether existing or future human or ecological sensitive receptors will be impacted by the lighting design proposed as part of a planning application.


Dust assessments

Provision of detailed appraisal and modelling services that look at the effects of dust from industrial and construction sites.

Odour assessments

Provision of detailed appraisal and modelling services that look at the effects of odour from industrial and construction sites.

Mitigation and control measures

Advice on mitigation and control measures if issues relating to acoustics and/or air quality are identified.


Advice on vibration issues and how to protect structures from vibration.

Expert witness

Acting as expert witness on all aspects of acoustics and air quality at planning appeals, local plan inquiries and court cases.



We exist to support our clients to make the best decisions relating to the effect of acoustics, air quality and lighting.  We do this by providing timely, cost-effective, pragmatic, high quality advice and services, helping them to improve project development and achieve successful outcomes.


To be the air quality, noise and lighting partner of choice to take projects forward.


Social Responsibility
We are proud to be patrons of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, a fantastic local resource that helps young people in Bolton become happy, caring, responsible citizens.  BLGC provides a wide range of sporting and recreational opportunities, as well as support and guidance for the town's most at-risk children and teenagers.
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