04/05/2022 • Development update
Full steam ahead: An update from The Silk District
What you need to know now: progress from site, Hackney Half Marathon, what to do on a Tuesday evening in east London and more.
It’s full steam ahead on site at The Silk District as The Bouchon – the development’s 25-storey tower – takes shape.
Things are progressing quickly for The Bouchon, which will stand as tall as 20 London buses stacked on top of each other once complete. A 19-person Mount Anvil site team are overseeing construction, design and surveying functions, and we have around 220 operatives on site, including our concrete frame and cladding contractors, dryliners, plumbers and electricians.
We’re still adding to that team too, and are in the process of recruiting local apprentices for plumbing, electrical and drylining roles on site.
We’ve welcomed visits in recent weeks from the National House Building Council (NHBC) and our façade consultant – both of them carrying out routine inspections as the build progresses.
Internally The Bouchon is plastered and having kitchens fitting on level one. Partition walling, plumbing and electrics are complete to level three.
Externally, the concrete frame is currently at level 17. That’s a little behind schedule – but the site team are confident they’ll make the time back up comfortably. The building’s façade is now up to level nine, and progressing quickly.
Contractors are also fitting out the development’s commercial and office space, and we’re currently talking to a number of potential occupiers – watch this space for updates.
The Silk District concierge
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.
Roof East is a buzzing social hub on the roof of a Stratford multi-storey carpark. It offers everything from cocktails and craft beer to Carpark Karaoke, batting cages, crazy golf, and some of the best food trucks in East London (we love Raastawala’s signature Kolkata Kati rolls, and pide wizards Piddaja are hard to beat).
Saturday & Sunday 12pm-11pm
Stratford Multi-Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Road, E15 1BB
Hackney Moves Festival
Hackney Half Marathon is the headline event of a weekend-long festival of fitness. From stretching sessions and fitness classes on Friday 20th May to a hugely popular 5K on Saturday 21st and the Half itself on Sunday 22nd, the Hackney Moves Festival is legendary for its celebratory atmosphere, huge crowds, and live music at each mile marker.
Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd May
The festival village, Hackney Marshes, E9 5PF
Vintage Arts Asylum
Vintage Arts Asylum is a pop-up jazz club and swing dance school held in Newington Green every Tuesday. Beginner? No problem – arrive early for friendly group lessons. Old hand? Turn up fashionably late for the live music, vintage outfits and Hollywood-golden-age dance moves.
The Mildmay Club, 33-34 Newington Green, N16 9PR
What’s happening at Mount Anvil
We recently caught up with four key players at Mount Anvil to talk about trust.
Marcus and Ketan have very different roles, but the one thing they all have in common is their ability to deliver trust for residents. Hear about it in their own words by following the links below.
Another partnership with One Housing
A proposal for a new scheme on the Isle of Dogs – developed in collaboration with local residents and delivered by Mount Anvil in a repeat partnership with One Housing – will see us create 202 new two-, three-, four- and five-bedroom homes.
All the homes will offer private roof terraces, balconies or gardens, and the scheme will provide a much-needed mix of social rent, shared ownership and private homes in E14.
Read more by clicking here.
Celebrating International Women’s Day
To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, our team at The Verdean in Acton hosted an inspiring evening for residents.
Led by our Community Engagement Manager Sola and Friary Park’s Neighbourhood Coordinator Keisha, the event for women and in support of women saw the team and residents sharing stories of their passions, business ideas, charity work and talents.
The event was a huge success – roll on IWD2023!