Saffron Square

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Project Description

  • Client: Berkeley Homes
  • Architect: Rolfe Judd

Blocks A – E

Engineer: Engineering Consultancy Manhire Associates Ltd

Commissioned by Berkeley Homes in 2010 as the Main Contractor for this large multi block sub and superstructure package, including the design responsibility and subsequent site activity, Morrisroe was to deliver a large amount of work. This included site remediation, demolition, piling, and reduce level dig. Incorporated in the development is an iconic 43-storey tower (Block F) with five new surrounding blocks (A to E) which have been designed to form a new, public town square. This inspirational scheme comprises ground floor and some first floor level commercial units, as well as a total of 792 residential apartments and penthouses on the upper floors. Shared ownership will be available on 36 of these.

Block F: The Tower

Engineer: Engineering Consultancy Walsh Associates Ltd

The latest phase of the development, and standing at 43 storeys, is the Tower, which is the tallest residential building in Croydon, with 414 private apartments and exquisite penthouses.

Morrisroe commenced work on the Tower’s superstructure during the summer of 2013, with a scheduled project completion date of autumn 2014. This impressive structure is a hybrid reinforced concrete/ post-tensioning concrete design by Walsh Associates Ltd, and was constructed by Morrisroe.

The triangular development is serviced by a single crane, which is constrained on two elevations by busy public roads, with the third overlooking a shared courtyard that services all other trades. To facilitate access and the safe movement of materials, Morrisroe applied state of the art construction technology and practices to ensure safety is at the forefront throughout the project. This included hydraulic protection screens, a concrete placing boom, and a hydraulic rail-mounted climbing formwork system supplied by Doka for the lift and stair core.