Later this year, Market Halls is opening its flagship venue Market Hall West End at the former BHS building on Oxford Street in London. Covering 37,500 sq ft over three storeys, the brand’s third site is set to become the largest food hall in the UK.

Appointed by Try Market Halls, we were asked to deliver the acoustic consultation for the building’s refurbishment. As a mixed-use site, including retail, event spaces and office suites, there are many factors to consider. We worked across several areas, including:

  • Quantifying the sound insulation of the existing constructions
  • Predicting potential noise transfer from the food hall to the more sensitive uses
  • Advising on mitigation measures to ensure existing tenants are not disturbed by the new use

To deliver this work, we carried out a series of measurements on site and at Market Halls’ Fulham branch. This enabled us to base our predictions on the typical noise levels and activity pattern to be expected.

Set to open before Christmas, Market Hall West End will feature 12 independent food vendors, four bars, three event spaces, a children’s play area and a TV recording studio complete with demo kitchen. We can’t wait to check it out!

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