• 20 April 2018

Teddington Riverside

A new high-quality residential scheme in an idyllic setting of the River Thames.

Built in the early 20th century, Teddington Film Studios in the London Borough of Richmond was once home to some of British television’s most loved programmes.

Teddington Riverside enjoys a prominent position on the River Thames overlooking Teddington weir. There will be four new buildings with over 200 apartments as well as separate townhouses and affordable housing plots taking shape. The new area will also provide secure car parking and cycle/residential storage as part of a double storey /part single storey basement to alleviate parking on surrounding streets.

We are proud to have been appointed by Pinenorth Properties Ltd to provide structural, environmental, ecology and transportation advice for this prestigious 4.5-acre project.

Structural frame

Our Structures team have designed the buildings on the site comprising mid to low rise concrete frames utilising precast columns, shear walls and post tensioned slabs for the residential blocks to suit the basement car park grid, whilst the town houses and the affordable block have been designed using load bearing masonry construction. The residential blocks, with a mix of balconies and terracing, are set back at the uppermost levels offering riverside views.

The substructure comprises a single-storey basement with a split mezzanine level which has been constructed with a permanent sheet-pile retaining wall and ground bearing raft foundation. The basement will accommodate 258 car parking spaces as well as the energy centre that will support the entire development.

The contractor has chosen to adopt precast and post tension construction to improve the overall cost and construction programme.

Ecological matters and land assessments

Our Environmental team undertook a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA) to facilitate discharge of the ecological planning condition.

The results of the PEA required our surveyors to carry out a series of Evening Emergence and pre-dawn re-entry bat surveys to determine the presence or absence of roosting bats. We recorded low levels of bat activity, both foraging and commuting on and adjacent to the site along the River Thames, and determined that no bats were recorded as roosting. To minimise the impacts of the development upon the foraging and commuting bats, as well as nesting birds recorded on site during the PEA, we recommended practical mitigation measures during the demolition process and ongoing construction with the main contractor.

Transportation layout

Our transportation experts have provided guidance for the layout and geometry of the underground car park, including refuse access and advice concerning the associated clearance required for these vehicles, and input into the design of the main highway access. In addition, we have also produced various transportation documents which supports planning applications associated with the scheme.

David Fung, Board Director of Structures said; “We are extremely proud to have been appointed by Pinenorth Properties on this major high quality residential development. We look forward to being a part of an exceptional team which is transforming the heritage site previously occupied by Teddington Film Studios, situated in a prime location on the edge of the Thames and overlooking Teddington weir.”

The overall Teddington Riverside development is due for completion in 2019.

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