An acoustic wall to reduce annoyance

FOODMET is an important food centre for Brussels. Nearly 50,000 people come here every weekend to do their shopping. Inevitably, many fresh products have to be delivered by trucks equipped with cooling groups. Since the opening of the FOODMET, we received complaints about this from some neighbours. After consultation with Bruxelles Environnement, and the Commune of Anderlecht, Abattoir undertook to do something about it. An acoustic study was first carried out by the specialised agency De Fonseca. This quickly showed that there was only one solution to this problem: the construction of an 8m-high sound-absorbing wall with canopy. The acoustic wall is made of mineral wool.

Although these works took longer than expected, we can say that the result is worth it! We have not received any complaints since the works started in mid-May this year. Our special thanks go to the contractor SPANBO, who skilfully carried out the works, as well as the architects from ORG PERMANENT MODERNITY for the good follow-up of this building project. Finally, we would also like to thank the neighbours themselves for their patience and mention the management of the nearby Saint-Pierre school for their constructive cooperation in this matter. With this, our company has once again demonstrated that it does not shy away from any commitment to make its site part of a modern, liveable neighbourhood.

Copyright pictures : Spanbo