The most complex issue with this project was the ground conditions. The site was compact and the river wall was upgraded by the environment agency in the 1970’s. The river wall support anchors penetrated the site at 5% to horizontal, across 70% of the site, making for a complex foundation design.
The Ground anchors and tie rods were exposed, and new pile foundations were driven between the tie rods. The ground bean was cast over the tie rods and the rods were then secured and cut, forming the front line of foundations to the new development.
The project delivered 52 homes at the height of the market place for Taylor Wimpey and Tower Homes. All 2 bed units were dual aspect and all 1 bed units were SW facing. The scheme has been featured in LB Barking and Dagenham publications on the town centre regeneration.