This phased mixed-use development provides 500 residential units, commercial and office space in a waterfront location, which is extended by the addition of canals and a marina.
Located on a 7.5-acre brownfield site and historically a former Gas Works, the project presented a major challenge in obtaining planning permission. Investigations revealed extensive contamination as well as logistical problems with restoring and refurbishing an existing lock and providing a connection to the river Thames by creating a series of new canals which run through the waterfront neighbourhood.
Our civil engineering team became involved in this project at a very early stage in order to unlock the solution to this challenge and enable a consented planning application. This included liaison with the Environment Agency regarding the marina and canals, as they are used as flood storage linked to The Thames.
Providing civil and structural engineering, Patrick Parsons’ London office has designed reinforced concrete flat slab frame structures utilising finite element software, SCIA, to optimise element sizing and reinforcement quantities. We also provided designs for pedestrian and vehicular access bridges within the development.