Ardmore Construction has completed City Peninsula this month, the first new-build residential development at Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10. Built for Bellway Homes, the scheme will provide 229 new homes – a mix of luxury and affordable apartments and town houses, just a few minutes walk from the 02 Arena and a two-minute tube journey from Canary Wharf.
City Peninsula has been delivered by Ardmore as principal contractor under a single lump-sum contract. Designed by RMA Architects, it is constructed in three blocks, from two, up to 11 and finally 19-storeys high. The 19-storey block features two triplex luxury penthouse suites with private roof gardens and breathtaking 360 º panoramic views. The majority of the one, two and three bedroom properties enjoy unrestricted views of the river Thames and the London skyline and most living spaces have a balcony, terrace or winter garden combination. Demand for the properties is high with the majority of the 152 apartments and 21 town houses already sold or under offer. In addition, 53 apartments and three town houses are available for shared ownership or rent through registered social landlord London & Quadrant Housing Trust. Car parking has been created at ground and first floor level.
The traditional reinforced concrete framed structure has a euro-clad rain screen system with cedar cladding. The external envelope at low level features distinctive blue brick and stone panels. Internal walls are constructed using a metal stud system. The gas boiler and a Combined Heat & Power biomass boiler have been installed at ground floor level and an internal sprinkler system has been fitted throughout the 19-storey block. A Radmat Roofing system has been installed for the entire scheme. Concrete balconies were cast as part of the RC frame, and glazed balcony elements have been installed by Ardmore on-site. Some materials were delivered by boat in order to avoid traffic congestion and reduce carbon footprint.
All apartments have been designed to an EcoHomes ‘excellent’ rating and will set unprecedented levels of luxurious living for one of London’s greatest new districts. The scheme features green and brown roofs, and a series of bird and bat boxes have been strategically positioned around the site to attract wildlife.