Sixense have been appointed by Vinci Construction UK to provide a major package of environmental monitoring services during the redevelopment of New Covent Garden Market in central London.
The £2 billion 10-year project is designed to consolidate the 200 companies and 2,500 workers trading at the existing Market into a 500,000 sq ft new facility, making way for the construction of 3000 new homes.
The initial scope of Sixense Acoustic’s involvement was to develop a robust monitoring programme to ensure an adequate baseline was established against which potential impacts during the works could be assessed.
New Covent Garden Market, which provides produce for most of London’s restaurants, is to remain fully operational throughout the redevelopment works. During the planning phase of the project, market traders raised concern of the environmental effects of construction on their business.
To manage and minimise disruption throughout the construction works, Sixense Acoustic have installed and operate extensive environmental monitoring including 25 noise, vibration and dust monitors, combining both active and passive dust monitoring techniques.