One Tower Bridge

London
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Story

Situated on the south of the Thames, right next to Tower Bridge, is One Tower Bridge, a prestigious housing development. It comprised nine blocks providing a total of 396 residential units, as well as commercial offices, cultural spaces and a single-storey basement area.

We were appointed as the principal contractor to deliver extensive substructure and superstructure works which included nine mixed-use blocks, and a single-level waterproof basement structure which provided an underground swimming and leisure suite, and basement car park. We were also instrumental in helping to deliver 65,000 sqft of cultural space.

9 Residential blocks
396 residential units
25 storey tower
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highlights

Basement and Groundworks

Following the demolition of the previously reinforced concrete basement and piled walls, we carried out a 70,000 sqm bulk excavation and remediation exercise. Basement works involved the construction of new foundations and piling.

2012 Olympics

We managed over 100 HGV truck movements per day via Potters Field and Tooley Street and ensured the safe arrival and erection of site cranes during the 2012 Olympic Games as well as during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee pageant along the River Thames from the Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge.

Programme Efficiency

Reinforced concrete works for the nine residential blocks were built concurrently and delivered two months ahead of schedule.

Technical Challenges

To achieve large column spacing along the river front, substantial 2m wide drop beams were used. Additional challenges involved the elaborate offset and compensation applied to the 25 storey tower to control settlement and shortening as the building settled into its final position.

Project
One Tower Bridge
Architect
Squire & Partners
Engineer
Meinhardt
Contractor
Sectors
Commercial
Residential
Schemes
Services
Design
Substructures
Superstructures
High rise
Location
London
Status
Completed
Project summary
Project summary
Project
One Tower Bridge
Architect
Squire & Partners
Engineer
Meinhardt
Contractor
Sectors
Commercial
Residential
Schemes
Services
Design
Substructures
Superstructures
High rise
Location
London
Status
Completed

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