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Mace tops out at Greenwich Peninsula’s Upper Riverside

Last week, Mace and Knight Dragon celebrated the topping out of Greenwich Peninsula’s Upper Riverside first phase at a ceremony overlooking the River Thames and Emirates Air Line.  

Greenwich Peninsula is London’s largest single regeneration project. The £8.4 billion transformation of the Peninsula will, over the coming years, provide 15,720 new homes in seven new neighbourhoods - home to central London’s first major film studio, a new design district, schools, offices, health services and public spaces, all wrapped by 1.6 miles of the River Thames.  

Mace was appointed by Knight Dragon in 2015 to deliver two residential towers of 22 and 23 storeys, offering a total of 464 apartments. The buildings will have outdoor terraces and rooftop garden space, swimming pool and gym. The £150 million scheme is set to complete in 2018. The buildings include 42 apartments created by leading designer Tom Dixon.  At the height of activity, there will be 1,700 workers on site.  

The project has employed extensive prefabrication techniques in the solutions for the building façade, services and bathroom pods. The project’s concrete is supplied by a local concrete manufacturer and the site team has a strong relationship with local schools, residents and the O2 arena.

The team have also been involved with a local ecology company to look after the riverbed and clear reeds in order to retain the site’s surroundings, reflecting Greenwich Peninsula’s ethos of working closely with the local community. AJ Morrisroe delivered the concrete frame for the first phase and have, with Mace, delivered this ahead of programme.   

Bob Coe, Mace Project Director, said: “The topping out of a project is a significant milestone and we're delighted that for our first venture with Knight Dragon on the Peninsula we are able to celebrate this achievement. It's also pleasing to reach this milestone ahead of programme and I'd like to thank all those who have contributed to successfully reaching this point in the project. In particular our thanks go to A J Morrisroe who have built this frame for us so quickly and safely. Clearly without their outstanding effort, today would not be possible. Today's achievement enables us to look forward positively to the successful completion of the project next year.”  

Neil McGinty, Director of Knight Dragon's Project Delivery, said: “The topping out of the first phase of Upper Riverside is testament to what we can do when we work collaboratively and our goals are aligned. Mace, AJ Morrisroe and the numerous consultants and contractors who support them embody this ethic and have shown that they are at the vanguard of delivering fantastic projects. We thank them for their enormous effort and outstanding quality and are looking forward to seeing our buildings take shape over the coming eighteen months.”

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