Phase 1 of Royal Albert Dock has reached practical completion – we’ve been working on this project for our client ABP alongside Farrells architects and Multiplex.
This new 35-acre site will be a hub for Asian companies in London, creating a brand new business district close to London City Airport.
Breaking ground in May 2017, topping out in April 2018 and reaching practical completion earlier this month, Associate Director Ione Varela comments on the achievement of Phase 1’s practical completion:
‘Practical completion for Phase 1 of the Royal Albert Dock development truly sets a benchmark in the speed of construction. Pre-fabrication played a crucial role in the project, which maximised the use of twin-wall cores, precast columns and stacked pre-cast façades alongside more traditional construction techniques such as CFA piling and slip-forming of the in-situ core of the tallest building, plot 9A.
Pre-stressed floor slabs were monitored in real time for early strength gain using the maturity method, enabling the stressing of the tendons to take place at the earliest possible opportunity. The five buildings comprising this first phase of works topped out in under a year from breaking ground. On the site adjacent to the proposed 2020 Formula E track, speed already has a precedent.’
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