Royal Albert Dock London
Prestigious Royal Albert Dock Development
The area around the Royal Docks is experiencing significant regeneration and substantial commercial investment following the construction of a new Crossrail station at Custom House. Gallions Quarter is a mixeduse development by Telford Homes adjacent to Gallions Reach DLR station near Royal Albert Dock, London E16. The development includes plans for 530 new homes, three new apartment blocks, alongside more than 1500 sq m of non-residential space, a new public square, recreation areas, shops and cafes.
JUTA UK was engaged early in the conceptual design process by the client’s architect and engineering teams to enable this brownfield development to commence with the most sustainable mindset from the onset.
The area around the Royal Docks is classed as contaminated land with bulk ground gas contained within the site fill material, and residual hydrocarbon contamination throughout, which is common in dockland areas.
Elevated concentrations of arsenic, lead, TPHs and PAHs were encountered within the Made Ground across the site. The site is classified as a CIRIA Characteristic Situation 2 and gas protection measures were required for both permanent / bulk gas and volatile organic compounds, in order to discharge planning conditions on site.
GP® TITANTECH® membranes were chosen to provide the protective barrier layer. This was due to their inherent resistance to the passage of ground gas and VOC’s, as well as being proven to be robust and durable when immersed in hydrocarbons. This was of particular concern around the habitable basement areas in the development, which were also subject to structural waterproofing requirements as outlined in BS8102.
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