Enderby Wharf has been described as a ‘frontier development’, making up a significant part of the regeneration of Greenwich. The overall scheme involves a redevelopment of the site to provide a jetty for a cruise liner terminal, a 251 bed hotel with a restaurant and conference facilities, a skills and training academy, crèche and gym, communal units, tourist and leisure facilities, as well as 700 houses and public realm works.
The project is a joint venture between main contactors – Barratt Homes and Morgan Stanley Real Estate who are working on the residential aspect of the scheme, while Morgan Stanley are also working with West Properties on the cruise liner terminal.
DESIGN AND VISION
The site is based in an ideal position in Greenwich; with west-facing views to the City and Canary Wharf, providing over 200 metres of river frontage. The development comprises one, two and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses, priced from around £425,000 up to £800,000. Apartments included in the later phases feature at least one balcony or terrace – providing both lighting and space, as well as views of either Greenwich, Canary Wharf or towards The O2 Arena. The River Thames runs right past the build – giving some apartments a fantastic view of the water. The development is the first of its kind in the area and is a key aspect of the overall redevelopment of Greenwich.
As the project is a large residential development, the key driver for the build was speed of construction – to ultimately achieve a faster return on investment.
Following planning permission, community engagement was carried out by communications consultancy, HardHat, throughout the construction process. This involved construction liaison meetings with local residents, distribution of news bulletins updating local community on site progress, as well as the creation of a dedicated community hotline and email address answering resident queries and concerns.
EOS provided general infill SFS, costing circa £200k, across several large blocks of the high rise. Challenges during construction included issues with insulation specification and the achievement of required envelope robustness. These challenges were overcome by adapting the section size and an engineered solution was maintained by the EOS system. Stanmore received training in EOS systems to enable them to detail and design the works.
EOS were able to achieve the manufacturing lead times of less than five days because of their long-standing relationship with Stanmore. This meant that EOS did not have to design the components and instead used call offs only. A fast build programme meant units were able to be turned around, ready for sale.