A early evening stroll around the former 2012 Olympic Park, capturing a scheme which is using a innovate construction technique used by contractors Mace.
From the outset of bidding for right to host the olympic games in London in 2012, the athletes village in the north of the olympic park were always destined to be used for housing post games as part of the overall package of the olympic legacy. To date this houses in excess of 6,000 Londoners across 2,818 homes. All of which are managed by Get Living London a property management company, which preforms the role of landlord for it’s tenants.
The parts for the Rising Factory were shipped to Purfleet from Turkey, all of 20,000 of them.
The Pinned Climbing Jack System has many advantages over more established construction methods such as;
- Eliminating risk by reducing the requirement for Working at Height
- Using more prefabricated parts reduces; overall man hours, emissions and disruption to residents through not needing to assemble parts on site which also reduces wastage.
- Deploying the Rising Factory mitigates visual impact, as the factory rises it exposes a completed section of the building.
The scheme currently under construction known as plot N08, is designed by architects Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands and developers Qatari Diar Delancey, who have gone into a joint venture to set up the management organisation behind East Village Get Living London.
Address: Plot N08, East Village, Stratford, E20
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Developer: Qatari Diar Delancey
Floors: 30 | 26 | 8 | 8
Height: 113 | 100m
Residential units: 480 (approximately)