Possibly best known for the O2 Arena, Greenwich Peninsula has become one of London’s high profile developments, and in 2004 was the largest submitted development proposal in Europe covering 1.4 million square metres (346 acres) of development. The Upper Riverside section of the Greenwich Peninsula will, on completion, provide around 1000 new homes throughout five buildings. The first part of the project which Morrisroe is commissioned for as Principal Contractor will include two buildings providing 450 homes on end result. The site is adjacent to 17-storey Pier Walk TFL offices, previously constructed (basement and high rise RC cores) by Morrisroe in 2008, and the Emirates Air Line cable link. Morrisroe’s project commenced August of 2015.
The initial phase of the project was to undertake the site’s ground works, a small amount of hot spot remediation and then a 45,000 cubic metre dig, 515 piles and raft slab with retaining wall.
The Peninsula holds various environmental and construction constraints due to the close proximity of the River Thames, the two Jubilee Line tunnels that are below the site and the live services that feed the existing adjacent buildings. An additional part of this project is to build a substantial tunnel under the site which once completed will accommodate all of the services that serve the Peninsula.