Dickens Yard is new destination for Ealing and the wider West London area. A stylish combination of traditional and new buildings, all set in public open spaces – providing a vibrant new urban quarter. The mixed-use regeneration project, combines heritage and cutting-edge design – encompassing residential, retail and leisure. Located in close proximity to Ealing Broadway underground station, Dickens Yard is set to benefit from Crossrail and the new Elizabeth Line.
DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION
A flagship project, central to the regeneration of Ealing Broadway – the first phase of the Dickens Yard encompassed the excavation and support to the two-storey basement, positioning and piling of the building supports for two 11 storey residential blocks and a total of 150 high-quality apartments.
CHALLENGES AND RESOLUTIONS
At a total project cost of £22 million for the first phase, EOS designed and manufactured the Steel Framing System (SFS) package to specification, budget and schedule.
Due to the complex nature of the project and restrictions, EOS designed and manufactured windposts, to achieve bespoke faceted corner detailing and also developed a “dropped lintel” to overcome project conditions, where space was limited and would not accommodate standard SFS.
A project of this size and scale is not without challenges – a vast amount of SFS was required, so for ease of installation by EOS’ client, Ardmore Construction – EOS colour coded all deliveries of SFS to site, by the floor and block.
EOS offer all-inclusive fixed price packages, that uniquely includes the required proprietary brackets and fixings. EOS has the capability to pre-punch openings in the factory, ghost assemble and supply, together with all the necessary screws and special drill bits, for assembly and installation onsite.
Ardmore Construction passed a major health and safety milestone during this project – the specialist installer amassed one million hours of construction time, without a reportable accident. Ardmore Construction have formed an excellent partnership with EOS and have reported that the company is ‘extremely happy’ with the company’s service and efficiency together with the EOS product offering.