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Royal Wharf

Royal Wharf Brings Thames-Side Community Living to East London

Royal Wharf, a new 40 acre mixed use residential-led space in east London, is unique in its design as the layout is based on how London developed historically.

Royal Wharf, a new 40 acre mixed use residential-led space in east London, is unique in its design as the layout is based on how London developed historically.

This means that the development features a mixture of high streets, side streets, mews and squares which give the estate an authentic, ‘lived in’ feel with real character.

A village within a city

What makes Royal Wharf different is that it has been designed with famous London ‘villages’ such as Belgravia and Fitzrovia in mind so this new development will feature a range of architecturally different buildings which will give the area character. The residential properties at Royal Wharf are a mix of stylish apartment buildings with breathtaking views of the Thames and Georgian-inspired townhouses with stunning private gardens. As well as 3,385 new homes, the area will also feature riverside walks, parks and play areas, plus a new school, gym, shops, offices and riverside restaurants, cafes and bars, which will help to create a new community in this popular area of east London.

A unique product for a unique development

Many of the properties at Royal Wharf feature balconies which overlook the Thames so balcony brackets were a key requirement for this build. The brickwork team at SIG Construction Accessories Ruislip worked closely with specialist framework contractors Galldrift Construction to advise on the balcony brackets required for this project.

Steve Curd, Internal Sales at SIG CA Ruislip, was able to help the customer by recommending a company which specialises in thermally protective and load-bearing balcony connectors. Steve explains, “We’ve worked with Galldrift before so they trusted our recommendation of balcony connectors and were happy to talk with the suppliers directly to discuss the requirements and needs of the build. The thermal break technology of the balcony brackets prevent heat and energy loss and help prevent damp by thermally separating components from one another.”

The team at SIG CA Ruislip were able to offer further help by keeping the bulk of the stock required in the branch warehouse so it could be delivered intermittently, when required on site.

Steve concludes, “Inner-city projects are always challenging as space is often tight but by talking to the customer regularly we could ensure all deliveries were made as and when required, freeing up space on site.”

Royal Wharf is ideally located less than half an hour from Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena and a few minutes from London City Airport, which means when the project is fully completed in 2020 it’s set to be an extremely popular place to live in London.

Images copyright: © 2016 Royal Wharf