74 weeks at Phase 1 of the Royal Albert Dock development
The summer heat wave and world cup are now long distant memories and Royal Albert Dock has been taking advantage of the great weather, the facades are now nearing completion on 2 of the buildings and finished landscaping is being laid in several areas. There is now movement with our works at the southern side of Beckton Park DLR station and the final landscaping is being progressed with the area being opened up to the public in early 2019.
The new energy centre is now at the commissioning stage which will have heat available to the new buildings by mid October and the project can then enter the final stages of commissioning. The fit out continues to move at pace with over 100 office’s nearing the final stage of fit out.
Over the coming months access to the dock edge will be restricted as the handrails and safety devices are upgraded and will be fully re-opened early 2019.
65 weeks at Phase 1 of the Royal Albert Dock development
Construction on the new Royal Albert Dock is taking advantage of the summer weather with brick facades now complete and roofing nearing completion, the external District and Heating network will be complete in the coming weeks which is releasing roads and paving inside the new development. The fit out within the buildings is progressing well with suspended ceilings and final decoration ongoing to the first of the office blocks which will be complete in September of this year. Workforce levels are being maintained in excess of 620 operatives with many of them coming from the local area. Works have commenced on carrying out repairs to the existing suspended quay which will see the lifespan of this structure extended for another 50 years.
Multiplex are currently in discussions with DLR regarding the upgrade to the Beckton Park Station that will provide open access from the station into the finished development and the dock edge, these works will be delivered as part of the completed works and will be commencing later this summer.