Verdo Kew Bridge, the next project for Byldis in London
Verdo Kew Bridge in London
Verdo Kew Bridge in London
Byldis started production for Verdo Kew Bridge in London at the end of January. Verdo Kew Bridge is the next project for Byldis in the British capital. We are currently working hard on Goodluck Hope and the last phase of London City Island.
The project: Verdo Kew Bridge
Verdo Kew Bridge is part of Brentford's wider regeneration project of several million-pound projects. Verdo Kew Bridge is the newest project from EcoWorld London, designed by JTP Architects. This project consists of three "brownfield" plots in Brentford (TW8), situated alongside Kew Bridge train station. The project includes new homes, the new Brentford Community Stadium with 17,250 seats and a mixture of shops, restaurants, cafés and public spaces.
What are we going to do at Verdo Kew Bridge?
We are going to realise the masonry and sandwich facade elements for three towers. These elements will be delivered complete with aluminium frames and glazing. We are also going to produce, assemble and supply the internal walls, stairs and landings and the precast floors. The three buildings have 9, 13 and 14 storeys. The project has a total floor surface area of 20,000 square meters.
Why was Byldis chosen?
An important reason why the commissioner chose Byldis is the total concept we offer (Engineering, Prefab and Facades). Our total concept saves a lot of time for the client as it means that the project can be completed faster and more efficiently. The Byldis total concept also gives more certainty when compared to traditional construction methods. It means we are less affected by unforeseen setbacks, such as weather conditions for example.
The project construction site is situated alongside a railway line that must remain functional during the build. Working at this location is non-standard and strict regulations must be adhered to in order to make it possible to hoist the elements into place. The Byldis construction process is clear-cut and well-controlled, with a fixed number of crane hoists. There is also a clear overview of what must be carried out and when. There is no need to build scaffolding, as would be needed with traditional construction methods.
Challenges & solutions
Building fire regulations in London have changed in recent years. We have had to develop new solutions for our working method that comply with regulations and are NHBC approved. The building regulations stipulate the European minimum performance level for a building and NHBC is a company that offers a guarantee and security for the future apartment owners. The NHBC organisation also sets requirements at the minimum performance levels. Byldis meets all requirements.
We expect to complete this project in the summer of 2021.
Want to read more about this project? Take a look at the EcoWorld London website.
Videos The video below gives an impression of Verdo Kew Bridge London.