Royal Wharf is a £4.7bn mixed development project in East London’s Royal Docks. The complex is set to hold 3,385 homes and commercial, retail, leisure and educational facilities. It is estimated that this vibrant new development will cater for around 10,000 people.
The ambitious development started in 2015 and is set to be a ten-year scheme. So far stage one is well underway and Petrarch, our reconstituted stone panel has taken pride of place. Petrarch was not only chosen for its premium quality but because of its cost and weight advantages against natural stone or concrete counterparts.
Working with the architects WCEC, we created the perfect specification to meet design, budget and performance requirements. We manufactured 10mm thick Petrarch with a smooth matt finish and in a special colour. Working with Prater Limited, a leading UK specialist building envelope contractor, the panels were then mechanically secret fixed to the Omnis TEN66 aluminium sub frame system. Prater and Omnis working closely together ensured delivery, handling and installation was executed with ease.
Royal Wharf is one of the largest opportunities to come to market since the Battersea Power Station project. It is a joint venture between Oxley Holdings Limited and Ballymore Group, whilst being design led by WCEC and Glenn Howells Architects. Omnis are continuing to work closely with the developers and architects as the project continues.
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