25/07/2022 • Development update
Crossrail, concrete, continuing to impress: An update from The Verdean
What you need to know now: The Verdean raises the bar, progress from site, a big summer for local events and more.
The Verdean continues to impress inspectors
As reported in our last update, The Verdean enjoyed a hugely successful second inspection from the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) earlier this year.
The CCS inspector awarded the site a perfect score of 45/45, taking into account factors including our work on sustainability, our workforce, Health & Safety, the site’s appearance and our relationship with the community we’re working in.
We have also been welcoming the National House Building Council (NHBC) to site for regular inspections every three weeks.
NHBC are the UK’s best-known provider of warranty and insurance for new homes, and a leading advocate for build quality in the UK construction industry.
We will continue to welcome both CCS and NHBC inspectors to site until work at The Verdean is complete.
It’s an exciting time here in Acton, with the much-anticipated Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) now open and serving the area, and The Verdean quickly taking shape.
Work on site continues to run to schedule. We have a huge site team working across The Verdean – almost 200 people from a wide range of trades – and we’re handling a huge amount of raw material too. We’ve already poured almost 10,000m3 of concrete on site, this equates to enough concrete to fill 4 Olympic size swimming pools, and used 210 lorries full of concrete over three days just for part of the foundations for The Oak.
The Verdean’s flagship 24-storey tower is still growing fast. Scaffolding will be erected around the building in the coming weeks, which will then be wrapped in monoflex sheeting to keep our people and the building safe from the weather, and reduce dust and other inconveniences for local residents.
Blocks A and G, buildings that will be home to the development’s affordable housing provided by Catalyst, are also progressing well.
Block G’s concrete and steel frames are fully complete, and brickwork is in place up to level three in some areas. Internal walls are being constructed by our dryliners up to level three, and pipework for soil and rainwater is complete, with the installation of wiring and internal pipework starting in the next two weeks.
Block A is close behind, with its concrete frame under construction, its roof now fully cast, and its steel frame up to level seven. Window installation is underway, and the dryliners are hard at work here too, with internal party walls complete up to level four and bathroom installations imminent.
What’s happening near you
Life at The Verdean puts the best of West London within easy reach, from Europe’s biggest street party to world-class summer sporting events. Here are our highlights of what’s happening locally in the coming weeks.
Notting Hill Carnival
Europe’s biggest street party is a joyful celebration of Caribbean culture – and this year Notting Hill Carnival returns to the streets of West London for the first time since 2019. Dive in, soak up the atmosphere, and enjoy the colourful parades, sound systems, food and more.
Saturday 27th – Monday 29th August
Notting Hill, Kensington & Chelsea
Neverland Presents: Fulham Beach
Neverland’s Fulham Beach offers visitors an evening to remember, with everything from a signature beach to an indoor rooftop-style pergola, pop-up restaurants and bars, live DJs and games. Book a private igloo and make a night of it.
Open now – Sunday 2nd October
Neverland, Wandsworth Bridge Rd, London SW6 2TY
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.