Old Kent Road, London

Malt Street

This project transforms an industrial site, featuring 11 buildings with up to 44 storeys, offering homes, industrial and commercial spaces.

2023

The Challenge

The Malt Street Redevelopment Project marks a significant milestone as the inaugural strategic initiative within the Old Kent Road Opportunity Area. This project is designed to leverage the rich cultural identity of the community while harnessing the industrial character and diverse heritage of the area.

The Malt Street Redevelopment Project is segmented into three distinct phases. Construction activities are actively progressing for Phases 1 and 2, with Phase 3 securing outline planning permission, paving the way for its subsequent development.

The project features eleven buildings with up to 44 storeys, offering 1,300 homes, industrial and commercial spaces.

Groundworkers often face the challenge of achieving thorough concrete compaction within the liner wall, especially to the underside of the capping beam, where proper encapsulation around the water bar is required.

When using a letterbox shutter during the concrete pour of the liner wall, it’s particularly difficult to ensure concrete reaches all the way to the underside of the capping beam – which posed a challenge in this situation.

The Solution

Our solution involves using a method similar to ‘tremie pipes’. This involves installing vertical pipes with diameters of 100-125mm through the Rebar cage of the capping beam. This technique allows concrete to be poured vertically at various points along the capping beam. By filling up the pipe and using a concrete vibration poker, the concrete can efficiently fill the shuttered liner wall up to the underside of the capping beam.

Premcrete Products Used

-Maxiprufe Plus
-Hydrocrete

Project Deliverables

Premcrete are proud to be a part of this project, set to bring a great deal of positives to the area including:

  • 1,453 high quality homes, including 40% affordable housing
  • 50% of the site as new public space, including an important part of the new Grand Surrey Canal Linear Park
  • 5,400 sqm safe, new, adventurous play spaces
  • 966 cycle spaces as part of phases 1 and 2
  • 7,000 square metres of commercial and retail space, including affordable workspaces
  • 1,250 construction jobs and nearly 70 local construction apprenticeships
  • 392 jobs post-construction

Products Used

Project Details

Project Location:
Old Kent Road, London
Main Contractor:
Berkeley Homes
Architect:
Peter Taylor Associates
Structural Engineer:
Walsh Associates
Groundworks Contractor:
Ground Construction
Systems Installed
Type A:
Maxiprufe Plus
Type B:
Hydrocrete
Type C:
Levels below ground:
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