An ambitious regeneration of the East India Dock neighbourhood has culminated in this flagship development. Three highly glazed towers — one at 25 storeys, the others at 22 — house high specification flats with ground floor car parking. We came on board at post stage D development. We helped streamline the initial design, increasing efficiency of construction and reducing costs.
Each concrete frame structure is set on a piled raft foundation incorporating up to 100 piles per tower. With careful analysis we were able to revise the original design to deliver a uniform column grid, eliminating the need for costly transfer structures. Strengthened concrete is used to keep columns to a slender 200mm in width. We further ameliorated the design with the introduction of post-tensioned floor slabs, facilitating more efficient services distribution.
Unitized prefabricated cladding panels clip easily into place, securing a watertight environment early in construction.