Noise Reduction for Supermarkets

The term time-poor has never been more relevant in our society, with people today leading increasingly hectic lives. According to a report titled’ What’s Next’ back in 1900 people slept for 9.0 hours every night. Now it’s just 6.9 hours. This is driving trends like the 24-hour supermarket culture. While 50 years ago most people bought their food from markets or specialist food shops, today 80% of the estimated £76b spent on groceries goes to supermarkets. And with supermarkets now muscling in on other non-food markets to offer an even greater choice of products, there is a clear need for an increased amount of space required to house such a wide variety of goods.

Although the development of new megastores has been cut back, internet-based sales have seen a new phenomenon; the advent of the ‘dark store’ which is a distribution centre that caters exclusively for the online shopping market. Supermarket chains Tesco, Asda and Waitrose now own twice as much warehouse space to accommodate the growth of internet sales.

The reality is that these large-scale developments represent a clear impact on local neighbourhoods, and any supermarket should be embracing clear strategies that underpin their commitment to maintaining good community relations.

Solution to noise pollution

The installation of acoustic fencing and gates can help to reduce the negative impact of noise pollution by either reflecting or absorbing the excessive sound. Installing acoustic fencing will not only limit the level of noise experienced by neighbours, it can also enhance overall security by delivering a robust line of physical defence and encouraging improved site privacy.