Transforming the site
The team designed within the remit of building heights being restricted, as set out by London City Airport, whilst the ground floors were fixed by the Environment Agency’s flood levels with allowance for climate change. These constraints were overcome by minimising floor build-ups and roof parapet heights, allowing for an additional storey to be added to the taller residential towers.
We began our association with the scheme in 2009, initially undertaking the concept and detailed designs for the new Royal Arsenal Woolwich Crossrail station box. This will accommodate the highly-anticipated new Elizabeth Line which will run every five minutes at peak times, reducing journey times across Canary Wharf, Bond Street and Heathrow Airport.
In addition to the riverside buildings, Waterman have also been involved in the design of a number of other past, current and future phases across the site, including a modular hotel, refurbished gun carriage workshop and other planned apartment buildings.
Andrew Harrison, Director for Waterman Structures said; “We are proud of our longstanding involvement in this major development which is becoming a thriving new area of London. We look forward to working with Berkeley Group as this project continues to evolve.”
Royal Arsenal Riverside was crowned Gold Winner of the WhatHouse? ‘Best Regeneration Scheme’ Award in 2017.