RCM were asked to supply their Y-wall to one of London’s largest regeneration schemes at Royal Wharf.
The large project saw RCM’s Y-wall installed onto concrete frame on a large variety of buildings at the Royal Wharf construction site. These included Flagship house, Admiralty building, Anchor building, Meridian building and both Barrier and Latitude houses.
The main structure of the buildings is made from reinforced concrete frames on reinforced concrete piled foundations. The building envelopes consist of a quality brick finish and pre-cast cladding.
This huge development project was taken on by the Ballymore group, an international property investment and development company, focused on large scale award winning developments across Europe. AJE facades were the facades contractor engaged by Ballymore, who in turn engaged RCM to supply the sheathing boards.
RCM’s Y-wall, a flexible calcium silicate based fibre cement building board had been chosen for its excellent key properties. It has a non-combustible classification and therefore offers excellent fire properties. It also offers high levels of dimensional stability and is both flexible and strong. Lightweight and easy to use it can be cut, drilled and nailed offering many of the properties of timber.
The size of Royal Wharf and its position on the river will give it a character all of its own that is supported by the wider city without being swamped by it. It is envisaged that the Royal Wharf will eventually be a location in itself. The land area is 161,874 sq m with maximum flexibility on retail and commercial mix that will provide amenities to the surrounding development and local community. It will create new, much needed 3,300 spacious homes in London with an estimated 10,000 residents moving into Royal Wharf by 2020.
Find out more about Ballymore’s project ‘Royal Wharf’ here = http://www.ballymoregroup.com/project/detail/royal-wharf
About AJE Facades
AJE strive to provide competitive and comprehensive Façade, Cladding & Drylining solutions; developed, designed and delivered from the outset in a safe, efficient and professional manner. The AJE senior management team has a unique wealth of experience, working as specialist contractors across many sectors, over the past 15 years.
About Ballymore group
The group continues to pioneer ever more ambitious mixed-use projects combining residential space, office, retail, hotel and leisure facilities. The Ballymore group has become a leading presence in London’s development landscape, and has pioneered and executed many of the most high-profile riverside developments the city has seen in recent times.