16/12/2022 • Development update
Half a million man hours: An update from Royal Eden Docks
What you need to know now: impressing inspectors, progress from site, an installation of over 100 miles of cabling in The Royal Docks.
It’s all hands on deck here at Royal Eden Docks. We recently calculated that 554,596 man hours have been put into the site since January 2021, and we’ve already installed over 100 miles of cabling in the buildings here.
A huge site team of around 260 people are keeping work to schedule, with trades working across the development ranging from demolition crews to decorators putting the finishing touches on The Courtyard and The Botanist.
All homes at The Courtyard are now complete, and snagging – the process of final checks to find and correct any minor faults – is underway. Externally, landscaping and planting to The Courtyard’s entrance area is nearly finished.
We’re also approaching the finish line for all homes in The Botanist, with the last two apartments here decorated last week and final checks being completed before the building’s first residents move in. We recently installed the first of The Botanist’s balconies, with the installation of a further six a day scheduled for the next two weeks.
We’re making great progress with structural work for Cores 4 and 5, Royal Eden Docks’ newest buildings, too. We’re pouring concrete slabs for ground and first floors, continuing with the construction of their concrete frames, and looking forward to scaffolding going up in the new year. Watch this space!
What’s happening nearby
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 International Horse Show
The UK’s highest profile indoor equestrian event is back in the Royal Docks. From dressage to showjumping, the best riders and horses in the world are competing – alongside dog agility trials, the Shetland Pony Grand National, and a big Christmas finale.
Thursday 15th – Monday 19th December
ExCeL, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL
Love Open Water - Christmas Eve Swim
Join Love Open Water for their annual Christmas Eve swim in the docks. Fancy dress optional, Santa hats advised! Get festive (and cold!) with like-minded swimmers from the Royal Docks community, then warm up with a hot drink and mince pie afterwards.
Saturday 24th December
Dock Rd, London, E16 1AH
Museum of the Moon, Greenwich
Artist Luke Jerram brings his incredible illuminated moon artwork to the Old Royal Naval College. This special ‘Lunar Late’ event also offers visitors moon-themed cocktails, neon face painting, and elegant entertainment all set against an atmospheric soundtrack by BAFTA-winning composer Dan Jones.
Wednesday 28th December
The Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, King William Walk, Greenwich, London, SE10 9NN
What’s happening at Mount Anvil
Creative Land Trust secures new affordable workspace at The Verdean
Creative Land Trust has secured workspaces for up to 30 artists and creatives at The Verdean. The trust was established to secure long term, affordable workspace for creatives, ensuring a vibrant and prosperous future for this critical industry, enriching communities and strengthening London.
The Creative Land Trust’s commitment – marked with the signing of a 999-year lease – will preserve affordable workspace in perpetuity for Ealing, and bring a new creative community to The Verdean.
Read more by clicking here.
Chelsea Botanica is fastest selling development of 2022
Earlier this year we launched Chelsea Botanica, an exclusive collection of riverside homes in SW6. Delivered in a repeat partnership with Peabody, Chelsea Botanica includes landscaped gardens designed with the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, and the UK’s first residential Peloton fitness hub.
Thanks to a first week of sales back in June that saw over 80% of the schemes new homes reserved, Chelsea Botanica was the fastest selling scheme of the year.
A few homes are still available at Chelsea Botanica – read more by clicking here.
Celebrating Makers & Mentors second birthday
Last week we spent a brilliant evening celebrating the second birthday of Makers & Mentors. This unique programme, run by Mount Anvil and supported by the Mayor of London, seeks to inspire and support a more diverse construction industry by connecting people with mentoring opportunities, apprenticeships, work experience and curriculum support.
This celebratory event was hosted with BAME in Property. Attendees heard success stories from mentors and mentees, enjoyed networking (and cake!) and left with this key take away from Mount Anvil MD Darragh Hurley – “Problems aren’t solved from the consciousness that created them – we need cognitive diversity to thrive”. Here’s to another year of Makers & Mentors!