London

Chelsea Island

SATISFYING FLOOD DEFENSE REQUIREMENTS IS KEY TO THIS PROJECT'S SUCCESS

This project involved the development of high end waterside apartments located in an area of London known as Chelsea Island in Chelsea Harbour. The development consists mostly of residential homes in 12 storey blocks and required a single storey deep basement across the majority of the site. As part of this development, ByrneLooby designed a new creek wall in order to satisfy flood defence requirements, ensure the stability of the new development and control ground movements.

Due to the site’s close proximity to the London Overground, which is founded on soft clay, there was a concern that the development would cause considerable movement of the track. ByrneLooby addressed these concerns by analysing this risk and creating a solution that would limit movements. This solution entailed a sheet pile wall that was propped and preloaded before any excavation took place.

A challenge for the project was to get approval from the owners of the nearby rail track, Transport for London (TfL), for the development to go ahead. ByrneLooby supported our client in their meetings with the TfL, successfully negotiating issuance of the necessary permits.  

 

STAFF INSIGHT

“Chelsea Island was a project with many challenges. It was one that gave us the satisfaction of knowing that we found solutions to many of them, These included designing a cantilevered retaining wall at the edge of the creek, constructing around existing live services while awaiting diversions, developing a basement construction sequence in the soft ground to support the nearby London Overground tracks and gaining TfL’s approval for the proposed monitoring.”
David, Director
ByrneLooby

 

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