25/07/2022 • Development update
Finetuning & Formula E: An update from Royal Eden Docks
What you need to know now: impressing inspectors, progress from site, a ‘parade of sails’ and Formula E in the Royal Docks.
It's an exciting time to be working in the Royal Docks, with the much-anticipated Elizabeth Line (Crossrail) now open and serving the area, and Royal Eden Docks continuing to take shape.
It's been another busy few weeks on site, with the team moving quickly and work keeping to schedule - thanks in large part to a full-capacity site team of 240 people.
From the concrete frame team to dryliners building internal walls, plumbers and electricians, bricklayers, carpenters, scaffolders and logistics operatives, it's all systems go here in the Royal Docks.
We've also continued to welcome National Home Building Council (NHBC) inspectors to site for regular Warranty and Building control checks.
NHBC are the UK's leading provider of warranty and insurance for new homes, and a trusted advocate for build quality in the UK construction industry. We will continue to welcome NHBC inspections on site until the development is complete.
Internal decoration is currently underway in homes from levels 1-5 at The Courtyard, with kitchens being fitted to level 7, and plastering now up to level 10.
The building's external façade and brickwork are now complete up to level 12, with windows being installed at level 15, and rainscreen cladding currently being installed on levels 14 & 15.
The Botanist continues to keep pace with The Courtyard's progress. Decoration working is ongoing to level three, kitchens being fitted on level four, flooring going down on level seven and plastering underway on level eight.
Externally, The Botanist's façade works are ongoing to level 12, with windows being installed at level 15 and the rain screen cladding to levels 14 and 15.
We're also making great progress on Alder House. The building's concrete frame is now, and the scaffolding needed for works to begin on the external façade has been erected up to level twelve.
The building's self-contained bathroom pods are constructed offsite and delivered to the development almost complete and ready to install and connect up, which greatly reduce build and fitting time, have now been delivered for all homes within this block, and work to prepare the apartments for their installation is well underway.
Our specialist design consultants are also making great progress finetuning designs for the development's amenities - from its swimming pool and rooftop running track to its landscaped gardens and play area.
What’s happening near you
The Royal Docks is one of London’s fastest growing and most exciting commercial and cultural hubs. That means world-class events on the doorstep – here are our highlights of what’s happening locally in the coming weeks.
The London E-Prix 2022
After a few years off due to construction work and the pandemic, all-electric street racing returned to London and the Royal Docks last year. In 2022 it’s back for a bigger, faster weekend than ever – and because there are no emissions, the track can weave its way not only around ExCeL, but through it.
Saturday 30th July
The Royal Docks
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Finish 2022
The Royal Docks will play host to a spectacular finale celebration as the Round the World Clipper Race reaches its breath-taking conclusion. It’s a free event with live music – make sure you catch the dramatic ‘Parade of Sails’ as the boats complete the greatest race in long-distance sailing.
Saturday 30th July
Dockside Lawns, E16 2QT
Newham Word Festival
A multi-discipline celebration of the written and spoken word, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. Expect creative workshops, art, music, discussions, author talks, poetry and more, in the Royal Docks and beyond.
4th – 17th July
Venues across the Royal Docks and Newham
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.