25/07/2022 • Development update
Considerate Constructors: An update from The Silk District
What you need to know now: a perfect inspection score for The Silk District, progress from site, Superbloom and world-class music in East London.
A perfect inspection score for The Silk District
We are a Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) registered site, and are proud to be part of this voluntary scheme that oversees our work on the environment, our workforce, Health & Safety, the site’s appearance and the communities we work in.
The CCS recently visited The Silk District for an inspection. The team and the site impressed the inspector, who awarded The Silk District a perfect score of 45/45.
For more information on the scheme, or to contact the CCS please visit www.ccscheme.org.uk
Things are progressing quickly as our 200-strong site team helps The Bouchon, The Silk District’s 25-storey tower, take shape in Whitechapel.
We have continued to welcome both the National Home Building Council (NHBC) and Building Control to site for regular inspections. We also recently enjoyed a site visit from the regional director of NHBC, who was judging The Silk District for an award this year – we’ll share updates on that whenever we have them.
Work across site is running to schedule. In the next few weeks, the main core of The Bouchon will be complete – a real milestone for the project. We will also be starting our pre-decoration snagging process from level one, ensuring the highest standards of finish throughout.
The Bouchon’s concrete frame is currently at level 23, with the building’s cladding up to level 12. Internally we’re installing the apartments’ underfloor heating, and are currently up to level nine. Our carpentry teams are hard at work too, fitting kitchens and other woodwork up to level four.
We’re also making preparations to welcome 1400 lorry loads of concrete to site. That’s how much concrete we’ll be using to construct Phase 2’s frame… watch this space.
What’s happening near you
Life at The Silk District puts the best of East London within easy reach, from the capital’s most vibrant creative scene to its most eclectic social calendar. Here are our highlights of what’s happening locally in the coming weeks.
All Points East
East London’s biggest and best music festival is back at Victoria Park. This year’s line-up spans ten days in August, and has something for everyone, from Gorillaz to Chemical Brothers, Idles to Kraftwerk, and Nick Cave to Disclosure.
Friday 19th – Sunday 28th August
Victoria Park, Grove Rd, London E3 5TB
Superbloom at the Tower of London
A live floral display at one of London’s best-known landmarks, designed to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Superbloom fills the fortress’s moat with wildflowers (20 million seeds were sown for the event), along with specially commissioned sound installations, sculpture and more.
On now, running until Sunday 18th September
The Tower of London, EC3N 4AB
East London Shakespeare Festival
The hugely popular East London Shakespeare Festival merges the contemporary culture and unique spaces of East London with classic Shakespeare plays. This year they’ll be performing a raucous musical version of Twelfth Night – with a 1980s twist – in open air venues across East London.
On now, running until Sunday 7th August
Open air venues across East London – see website
What’s happening at Mount Anvil
Mental Health Awareness Week
We recently celebrated Mental Health Awareness week alongside residents at the Barnsbury Estate in Islington.
A programme of unique, accessible activities, including exercise classes, meditation sessions, gardening, a tea party, arts and crafts groups and more, helped signpost available support and celebrate some fantastic work already underway in the community.
Read our Communities & Partnerships Director Marcus Bate’s round up of the week by clicking here.
Riverside partners with Mount Anvil for Southwark estate regeneration
Social housing provider Riverside has partnered with Mount Anvil to bring high quality affordable housing, including social rented properties, to the Friars Close Estate in Bankside, Southwark.
Riverside and Mount Anvil are now working to develop a planning application with residents of the estate’s 28 existing homes. The resulting plan will directly respond to their needs and those of the surrounding community.
Read more by clicking here.
Chelsea Botanica launches in SW6
We recently launched Chelsea Botanica, an exclusive collection of stylish new homes in SW6 with a strong emphasis on wellbeing and nature.
Delivered in a repeat partnership with Peabody, Chelsea Botanica includes landscaped gardens designed in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the UK’s first residential Peloton fitness hub.
Find out more about Chelsea Botanica by clicking here.