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20 Apr 2018

Soft Floor Finishes and Ceramic Tiling at Royal Albert Dock.

Another fantastic win for the Avonline Flooring team! We have recently been awarded the soft floor finishes and the ceramic tiling packages at the Royal Albert Dock development in London.

The Royal Albert Dock is being built on the site of the historic wharves, featuring over 430,000m2 of commercial and residential space. The location of the development is directly opposite London City Airport in the London Borough of Newham.

There will be six stages of the development; the first phase will be delivered by Multiplex.

 

Phase 1 entails the construction of 5 new plots including all associated public realm areas, roads and infrastructure, along with the refurbishment of two listed buildings.

The construction team are working near a live dock which is only 220 metres away from the City of London Airport; the Docklands Light Railway track also runs north of the site.

By the time the whole project is finished in 2026, the old Central Buffet and Dockmaster’s Office will be restored to their former glory and new public squares will be created. Thousands of people will work in the new office buildings and live in the new apartments. Job opportunities for local people are coming on stream through the construction works across the lifetime of the project and Newham residents are expected to fill many of the jobs at ABP Royal Albert Dock when the new district is finished.

Due to heavy bombing of the area during the Second World War the construction team are prepared for the possibility of unearthing exploded bombs.

The area has been predicted to become London’s third business district, after the City of London and Canary Wharf. The area will function as a gateway into the UK and European markets for Chinese and Asian businesses.

 

Multiplex who are delivering phase 1 have been delivering landmark property and infrastructure assets for more than fifty five years. Originally founded in 1962 in Perth Australia it went onto build many large projects such as King Street Wharf in Sydney. Notable other completed projects include Wembley Stadium in London, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, The Emirates Towers in Dubai and The Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

You can discover more about Multiplex by visiting their website.

More information on the Royal Albert Dock development can be found by also visiting their website.