Royal Albert Dock, London
The Royal Albert Dock development, built on the site of historic wharves, features over 430,000m2 of commercial and residential space, directly opposite London City Airport in the London Borough of Newham.
There will be six separate phases of the development, with Multiplex contracted to deliver Phase 1. Phase 1 entails the construction of plots 5A, 5B, 8A, 8B & 9A, including all associated public realm areas, roads and infrastructure, along with the refurbishment of two listed buildings on plots 10A and 10B. Phase 1 works will also include the construction of a temporary energy centre and temporary works on Bidder Square.
The location of the site necessitated intensive liaisons with multiple parties including City Airport, the Royal Docks Management Authority and the Regatta Club to ensure the discharge of our pre-start planning conditions. The team are working near a ‘live’ dock which is 220 metres away from the City of London Airport, with a Docklands Light Railway track running to the north of the site. Because the area was bombed repeatedly during the Second World War, we have had to prepare for the possibility of discovering unexploded ordnance.
This area is predicted to become London’s third business district, after the City of London and Canary Wharf. It will function as a gateway into the UK and European markets for Chinese and Asian businesses.
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Structural Engineer: AKTll
Services Engineer: Hilson Moran