Over the years Brixton Jamm has made a name for itself as one of the top music venues in South London. Packed out audiences are regularly entertained by internationally acclaimed artists and emerging talent alike. The diverse programme of bands and DJs spans a broad range of musical genres, and has included the likes of Hot Chip, Massive Attack, Adele, The Libertines, Skepta and Orbital.
Jamm has recently undergone a large refurbishment project to enlarge it and boost its capacity, install a new Martin Audio sound system, and improve the venue’s facilities. At a time when so many of London’s music venues seem to be closing down to make way for expensive apartments, its encouraging to see the trend being bucked with money being invested into a venue.
The refurbishment work presented an opportunity to improve the sound insulation between different areas within the building and to the outside. There are various residential buildings in the surrounding area, and the venue’s owners were keen to maintain a harmonious relationship with them, essential for ensuring the venue’s long-term sustainability.
Part of the work carried out by ALN Acoustic Design involved undertaking a comprehensive study of the building envelope in order to assess its acoustic weak-points, and to provide advice on how mitigation measures could be targeted most effectively. Acoustic measurements were carried out before and after the works were undertaken in order to verify their effectiveness. Ultimately we were able to establish the maximum sound level within the venue which results in an acceptable level in the nearest residential building.
With the refurbishment now complete, the customers have been flocking back to enjoy a bigger and better sounding venue, with its reputation firmly cemented as a leading light in London’s music scene.