External Utilities Building – The Dock, London

This complex project saw a fully collaborative team construct a new reinforced concrete five storey, 62,000sqft External Utilities Building (EUB) known as 'The Dock' to support our client's existing main Critical Infrastructure Hub near to Canary Wharf, London.

This complex mission critical project includes; generator switchboards and control panels; four HV generator sets weighing 90 tonnes each and twin 132kV UKPN transformers and most importantly the resilience to enhance the existing critical infrastructure hub.

Successful delivery was underpinned by ensuring zero disruption to the existing live critical infrastructure operations, managing the works around and above a recognised heritage site - a former graving dry dock adjacent to the river Thames, and ensuring the project team understood and managed the business impact of the works in critical areas to the client and surrounding businesses – the area was in a restricted site which required additional planning of site activity and logistics for material deliveries and removal.

It has been a very successful project with a strong delivery team, all of whom have worked together to meet the challenges and ensure the client’s aspirations have been met. Faithful+Gould delivered project and cost management and health & safety services.

Richard Brandon, Director of Mission Critical at StructureTone commented: "This was an outstanding project and a true example of teamwork to deliver a very complex construction and critical engineering project. Faithful+Gould led by example from the outset and coordinated and managed a very large project team over a period of almost two years".

Related expert