Re-direction of services which have to be completed prior to on-going encapsulation works.
Ducting and historic substructure exposed.
Western most DLR retaining wall removed. Concrete flooring being excavated in order to relocate the fire mains and DNO (electricity) need relocating.
The main contractors Midgard ( part of the JRL Group ) take occupation of the site.
Careys formally handover the site to the main contractor, Midgard Limited, part of JRL Group.
New site hoarding being erected – site area widened as council licence temporary loss of pavement.
Overview of the site activity from the car park opposite.
The piling rigs on the south side being dismantled and removed from site.
The last of the piling works taking place.
Spoil from the north side piling works being removed. Access in and out of the site is extremely restricted due to the limited width available.
South side piling works. We are piling within ½ a metre of the DLR tunnel so the level of movement monitoring is significantly intensified
Extension of the capping beam and cutting back of the existing sheet piling, being extended past the Royal Mint Gardens site to enable total enclosure of the DLR line and the ultimate delivery of Phase 2
Piling rigs operating on both sides of the site
Various piling rigs working on the south side of the site – piling for the superstructure and the bases for the tower cranes
We are delighted to finally announce that the construction works associated with the encapsulation of the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are now complete. This constitutes a major piece of infrastructure and sets a precedence being the first construction works involving the enclosure of the DLR. The DLR carries over 123 million passengers annually and by the end of 2018 will connect directly onto the new Elizabeth Line (Crossrail), improving access to parts of London. The various stakeholders including Network Rail, DLR and IJM Land have worked extremely hard to complete this essential element of the project. This phase of the construction took significantly longer than expected, dealing with the various rail authorities, restrictions on working hours and compliance to all health and safety matters. The encapsulation has been designed to withstand train impact loads and is a testament to everyone involved.
We can also announce the appointment of Midgard Limited, (www.midgard.ltd.uk) being a subsidiary of the JRL Group, as the main contractor for the delivery of Royal Mint Gardens. Midgard are based locally and provide a full turn-key package. The Midgard team are currently working from IJM’s London office but will shortly take possession of the site.
Piling for the superstructure is almost complete and we anticipate rapid progress during the remainder of the project. As a result, we will update this progress section on the website on a monthly basis. Completion is currently projected for the third quarter of 2019.
Finally, some of you may be unaware that the 5 acre site directly opposite Royal Mint Gardens (Royal Mint Court) has been granted planning permission for re-modelling which will create 6,000 sqft of mixed commercial space, 1.8 acres of public realm and employment for around 5000 people. There is no proposed increase in heights and no residential apartments. This should create demand for rental accommodation in the immediate area. The details can be found on the following link www.royalmintcourt.info
Mr John Griffin, former Ambassador for Clean Air London and founder of Addison Lee celebrates the topping out of the encapsulation works.
Trackside inspection by the health and safety team
Night time works. The roofing beams were installed during two 52 hour possessions of the DLR Line – train line shut completely.
Two lifting cranes ready for de-assembly. Piling rig working on the northern side of the site. Existing parapet walls being cut and removed. Existing sheet piling cut away.