Royal Albert Dock - Design

Executive Summary

We are providing the design and build of the temporary energy solution for the Royal Albert Dock development utilizing specially designed pre-fabricated pipework sections to achieve an accelerated civils programme.

  • stats-numerical
    £7.9m contract value
  • floor-area
    46,000m2 commercial, retail and leisure space created in phase 1
  • pipework
    2km district heating network
  • dimensions
    8 metre reduction on energy centre due to optimising design layout

Project Overview

Royal Albert Dock is a mixed-use development located next to London City Airport. Developers, ABP, are creating London's next international business district on the 35 acre site as the gateway for businesses from Asia who want to reach new markets in Europe.

The first phase will supply approx. 46,000m2 commercial, retail and leisure space via a 2km district heating and cooling network, complete with heating and cooling substations located on the ground floor of each of the connected buildings.

In 2014, ABP appointed us as design consultants and we have worked alongside Hilson Moran, AKT II and world-renowned architects, Farrells as part of the Professional Design Team to devise an energy strategy in coordination with the rest of the site development. We began working on the RIBA stage 2 design in September 2015 and in 2017, we were awarded the full design and build contract for the construction of the temporary energy centre.

Our Solution

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We initially joined the Professional Design Team to develop the project through the RIBA stages, beginning with the concept design for the Masterplan. This eventually transitioned into a smaller solution to serve the first phase of the development with a temporary energy centre.

Solution detail

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