June 2018

Dear Customers,

We have now successfully completed the installation of all 3 lift and stair cores and the scale and bulk of the Royal Mint Gardens project is becoming evident. All but 2 of the steel trusses have been delivered and installed with much of the mezzanine and first floor levels formed. The stairs within Core D are in and up to 8th floor level. In terms of programme with our main contractor, we are either on time or slightly ahead on all critical paths. The refurbishment of the arches has taken longer than anticipated albeit these do not form part of our critical path. Fitting out of the arches is on-going as our contractors intend to move the steel porta-cabins from site and take occupation of the arches, this will free up space around the site.

Looking forward, the next quarter should see the commencement of the brickwork for the townhouses fronting Royal Mint Street, the completion of the impact wall on the northern section being the final separation from the railway, swimming pool structure complete, cantilever steel work on the northern section fabricated and installed. All stair cores will be fitted with stairs up to a minimum of 4th floor. From the end of August, a new floor will be installed every 15-20 days.


The last of the large steel girders are now installed.

Collars which form part of the passive air vents over the DLR line.

Concrete slurry being lowered into place.

Floor above the new encapsulation being prepared for concrete screed.

Basement and Mezzanine levels being formed in situ as opposed to pre-cast.

A selection of arches within the rail viaduct – all clad using a waterproof Network Rail conforming system. Access for on-going inspections is a requirement. The concrete blockwork will form back of house areas.

These images show the on-going formation works at mezzanine level.

May 2018

Formation of double height plant area below mezzanine floor.

All three lift and stair cores are now constructed. The building on the right side of the photo is part of the recently announced new Chinese Embassy.

Lift and stair core (B) progressing well. Will be finished by 20th May.

Chinese government completes Royal Mint buy for new embassy

Delancey and LRC Group have completed the sale of iconic Royal Mint Court site in London to the People’s Republic of China following an unsolicited offer.

The Chinese government plans to convert the 5.4 acre site, which sits opposite the Tower of London, into the country’s new UK embassy.

The sale comes less than two years after the Delancey and LRC joint venture received the go-ahead for a £750m, 600,000 sq ft office scheme offering 50% more net office space than the site currently has. Alongside this, there is planning permission in place for a wider refurbishment and part redevelopment including new retail and leisure accommodation, 1.8 acres of landscaped public realm.

By Richard Hook | Fri 18 May 2018

Banagher Concrete win best pre-cast concrete award for the Royal Mint Street project.

The Winner of the 6th International Award was ICF member Banagher Precast Concrete for “The Royal Mint, London”

Jury Quote: “The ambition demonstrated by this Irish company to complete the encapsulation of an existing busy rail line and free up the valuable airspace overhead for much needed inner city residential accommodation was impressive. The entrant provided a full comprehensive design as well as the logistical expertise to manufacture and deliver multiple precast concrete units to this busy inner city site. The structural design life of 120 years, the capacity to withstand a train impact and the innovative design approach undertaken together with the collaborative research into the seismic capability of invisible connections was also impressive.

Project Client: The Royal Mint, London

Irish Supplier: Banagher Precast Concrete




Steel sections as viewed from Royal Mint Street.

Mezzanine level on the north side – being prepared for concrete pour.

The third and final lift/ stair core is now well underway (Block B).