The Corniche

London
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Story

Situated on the Albert Embankment on the south bank of the River Thames is the Corniche, a futuristic-style residential development with 253 luxury apartments, restaurants, a gym, pool, and spa, a basement cinema, offices and two levels of basement parking.

We were appointed to construct the reinforced-concrete substructure and superstructure for three concrete-frame buildings ranging from 15 to 27 storeys.

8m depth bulk excavation
3 concrete framed buildings from 15 -27 storeys
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highlights

Basement Works

Basement excavations to a depth of 8m involved the coordination of more than 90 muck-away vehicles a day during an 8 week period. We installed ground heave protection, pile caps, drainage, props, and retaining walls, and constructed the foundations for three tower cranes. Buttress piles installed around the perimeter of the site reduced the requirement for propping across the middle of the site. Significant dewatering was required due to the site’s close proximity to the River Thames.

Challenging logistics

The site was situated in one of the busiest Transport for London bus routes, next to the South Western Rail line and beside the Albert embankment on the South bank of the river Thames between Lambeth Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge.

Superstructure

Jump-formed cores and post-tensioned slabs successfully overcame the challenges presented by the circular shapes within the footprint.

Working adjacent to Network Rail

We worked closely with St James and rail providers to implement safety protocols in relation to the use of tower cranes, the erection and striking of formwork and falsework systems, and the installation and removal of full height screen protection. Full-height screens spanning four floors were employed on the railway elevation to protect it from potential falling hazards. We also liaised closely throughout the project with Network Rail to ensure adherence to their strict deflection criteria when building the substructure.

Project
The Corniche
Architect
Foster & Partners
Engineer
Davies Maguire & Whitby
Contractor
Sectors
Residential
Services
Superstructures
Preconstruction
Enabling
Temporary Works
Substructures
Location
London
Status
Completed
Project summary
Project summary
Project
The Corniche
Architect
Foster & Partners
Engineer
Davies Maguire & Whitby
Contractor
Sectors
Residential
Services
Superstructures
Preconstruction
Enabling
Temporary Works
Substructures
Location
London
Status
Completed