Ballymore and Oxley have ‘topped out’ on the final, and tallest, residential building at the new riverside town, Royal Wharf in London
The major urban regeneration scheme, Royal Wharf, which will deliver 3,385 new homes, signifies a new town for east London, complete with health centre, pharmacy, primary school, nursery, community centre, and a high street and market square with 60 retail units.
A topping out ceremony took place yesterday (18 December) morning, attended by Sean Mulryan, chairman and group chief executive of Ballymore, and representatives from Oxley, as well as members of the construction and delivery teams at Ballymore.
Over 2,833 homes have been handed over to date, and when complete in 2020, the project will have been delivered at pace in an ambitious timeframe of over five years. The masterplan was designed by Glenn Howells Architects.
The Royal Wharf development has seen over 17,000 operatives inducted on site, with 25% local labour.
Mulryan commented: “At Royal Wharf, we’ve delivered thousands of new high-quality private and affordable homes with incredible haste.
“When we complete next year, there’ll be 3,385 incredible homes, right by the river, with almost 50% open space and fantastic public amenities – not just for our residents, but also for our wider community in Newham.”
Technological innovation – the Byldis system
Royal Wharf’s pace has been achieved due to a method of construction which was first brought to the UK by Ballymore. The technological innovation comprises insulated, structural components delivered to site with the façade treatment, doors and windows already installed in the factory.
Use of this system has delivered significant construction time and quality benefits over the on-site, in situ alternatives. The Byldis system also provided an acoustically efficient solution to stringent external noise conditions imposed by the site being in close proximity to a working river wharf.
A new riverside town for London
A new riverside neighbourhood for London, just east of Canary Wharf. Royal Wharf is a purpose-built village which has been designed from the inside out, to make life function better.
In addition to the social infrastructure that has been delivered, residents also benefit from a 20,000 sq ft leisure facility, designed by David Morley Architects, complete with 25m pool and gym.