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.
55 weeks at Phase 1 of the Royal Albert Dock development
During the last few weeks we brought the barge crane back into Royal Albert Dock and have continued with the installation of façade panels opposite London City Airport which will now release the internal fit out on the final Type A office block. Meanwhile in our Type B building which overlooks Beckton Park DLR the internal ventilation systems have been progressed which can be seen from Becton District Park and the surrounding houses.
The fortnight was brought to an end with the topping out ceremony that took place on the 12th April marking the completion of all structural concrete on the project which is a significant milestone in the first phase of the development and was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work of the project team which was acknowledged by Sir Robin Wales in his speech during the ceremony.