Upper Riverside

London
p1

Story

Commissioned by Knight Dragon and designed by world renowned architects SOM, the Upper Riverside development is one of the finest examples of residential high rise and riverside architecture in London.

We were appointed as Principal Contractor to construct a watertight shared basement box, and subsequently appointed to build the superstructure comprising five residential towers, ranging between 21 and 31 storeys.

Prior to the Upper Riverside development A J Morrisroe had constructed the basement and 17 storey core for the adjacent TfL’s offices.

Awards & CCS Silver

Access to the O2 Arena and neighbouring buildings was maintained throughout the project.  Innovative air remediation during the ground works phase, excellent neighbourhood engagement, and innovative safety solutions resulting in “Million Man” hours RIDDOR free, contributed to our achieving exemplary CCS scores as well as being awarded Knight Dragon’s Greenwich Peninsula Safety Award in 2018.

Morrisroe Peri Collaboration

An innovative access system designed in collaboration with PERI integrated the PERI UP access system with a hydraulic climbing formwork system. Consisting of a cantilever deck, the climbing formwork system was suspended from concrete slabs below the working deck, which provided our team with access to six levels at any one time. This optimised concrete operations and reduced the waiting times associated with traditional access systems. The system also negated the need to build traditional stair system on the external elevation of each building, thereby providing clear access to the cladding contractor.

5 Residential Towers
45,000m3 Reduced Excavation Dig
515 Piles Installed
10,000m2 RC basement slab
90566m2 PT floor area installed
h1

highlights

Services Diversion Management

Enabling works included the demolition of the existing foundation and the disconnection and diversion of all of the utility services running through the site including BT, Gas, Water and O2 cabling, and installing them via a newly constructed reinforced concrete tunnel.

District heating installation

We were involved in the initial design coordination and subsequently the installation of a district heating network for the site and adjacent plots on the Peninsula.

Bulk Excavation and Piling

Ground works involved a reduced level dig and removal of circa. 4500m3 of soil, whilst carrying out non-intrusive UXO surveys of the site. An extensive value engineering exercise carried out in collaboration with the specialist piling contractor Bachy Soletanche at the outset of the project resulted in a reduction in the no. of piles and reduced haulage requirements. We managed the installation of 515 piles, 75% of which were installed using CFA method. The rest of the piles were installed using a rotary polymer (wet pile) to facilitate the future construction of the Silver Town tunnel crossing.

The Substructure

The raft slab and supporting load bearing piles were designed to span across the two Jubilee line tunnels running beneath the site. The slab was an average 1.2m deep across the project which involved the placement of circa 12,000 m3 of concrete. Due to its proximity to the LUL tunnels, the raft within building 2 required a layer of anti-vibration matting.

Project
Upper Riverside
Architect
SOM
Engineer
AECOM
Contractor
Morrisroe
Sectors
Residential
Schemes
Services
Enabling
Piling
Structural Precast
Substructures
Design
Preconstruction
Superstructures
Basements
Location
London
Status
Completed
Project summary
Project summary
Project
Upper Riverside
Architect
SOM
Engineer
AECOM
Contractor
Morrisroe
Sectors
Residential
Schemes
Services
Enabling
Piling
Structural Precast
Substructures
Design
Preconstruction
Superstructures
Basements
Location
London
Status
Completed

Please Upgrade Your Browser.

Unfortunately, Internet Explorer is an outdated browser and we do not currently support it. To have the best browsing experience, please upgrade to Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome.

Upgrade
By clicking “Accept”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyze site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy Policy for more information.