Case Study Overview

The Covent Garden Redevelopment will deliver more than half a million square feet of new state-of-the-art market facilities across a 37 acre site. An additional 20 acres of land will be transformed into three high quality residential neighbourhoods comprising 3,000 new homes, 135,000 square feet of office space and 100,000 square feet of retail, leisure and community facilities, including shops, caf├ęs and restaurants.


Inevitably with such a large project, considerable noise would be generated. With market activities continuing throughout the redevelopment, there was a particular need to prevent noise affecting the traders and their customers.


RVT has provided Soundex Quilts to completely surround the active work areas. This barrier not only provides significant protection from the noise of the works but also serves as a visual shield between them and the market traders. This is a major factor in enabling traders to continue operating their businesses while redevelopment takes place around them. Further noise protection is provided in the form of the Soundex Breaker Enclosure; designed specifically to mitigate noise coming from breakers and excavators.