City Peninsula is the first newbuild residential development at the elegant Greenwich Peninsula. Described as ‘one of the largest and most ambitious urban regeneration schemes ever seen in Europe,’ Greenwich Peninsula offers a mix of luxury and affordable living in the heart of the City of London. On completion it will offer a unique blend of homes, shops, art, entertainment and culture – all brought together in unique districts.
The development, representing £32 million investment, will provide 166 new homes, apartments and triple level town houses, all benefiting from spectacular 360° panoramic views.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
The majority of the properties will enjoy unobstructed views of the river Thames and the London skyline and all apartments will have a balcony, terrace or winter garden combination. The project consists of 53 apartments and three town houses which will be put on the market as shared ownership or rent through London & Quadrant Housing Trust.
City Peninsula is a sustainable housing scheme designed to exceed 21st Century requirements. A range of measures have been put in place to ensure sustainable best practice including passive design responses to the sites orientation, detailed energy saving features and ensuring all apartments have been designed to an EcoHomes ‘excellent’ rating standard.
The construction of a high performance building envelope will substantially reduce heat loss and therefore space heating load – leading to lower heating bills for the residents and a minimised impact on the environment. Water saving devices and low energy lighting are features present in all homes, whilst a highly efficient biomass boiler will serve the entire development.
The Greenwich Peninsula has been described as an ‘architectural triumph’ – due to the complex manufacturing requirements to realise the architect’s vision. EOS custom manufactured stud & track infill for the scheme which included complex balcony support and gable fin framing. In total, EOS manufactured £80,000 worth of light gauge steel for the scheme.
With the development being constructed in three blocks, varying between two, 11 and 19-storeys high. The sheer size of the project meant EOS needed to react quickly to challenges thrown their way. These included, a complex building footprint with a high number of step-outs and step-ins with varying slab levels. This was compounded by different cill support plates for windows and doors and varying window height arrangements together with framing around canopies and projecting bays which combined the use of EOS supplied square hollowed sections (SHS) hot rolled steel. One of the most unique features of the build was the asymmetrical wings, one with 11 storeys and the other with 16.
The City Peninsula is testament to modern day architecture and construction. EOS are proud to have been a part of the design and construction process. This project was not without complications, but EOS rose to the challenge and were able to design and manufacture innovative solutions.