14th October 2021

Practical Completion achieved at Pump House Lane, Battersea

Congratulations to our project team at Pump House Lane, Battersea who achieved practical completion recently.

Our project team at Pump House Lane, Battersea have successfully handed over this project to the client, Battersea Project Land Company Ltd.

Led by Project Manager David Kennedy, our work saw us reconfiguring the main route into the Battersea Power Station development.

Pump House Lane connects Battersea Park Road with Circus West in London, the now-occupied first phase of the development which features some 800 apartments, as well as the basement car parks that sit beneath the iconic power station itself.

But this is no ordinary road: an earth ramp takes it up onto a bridge structure which houses the access ramps into the car parks, and which is designed to allow the basements of future projects on the site to be built, top-down, below.

The work was phased to ensure residents and contractors alike could continue to go about their day-to-day business with minimal disruption. The first phase involved building a new temporary residents’ road to the south of the existing route, which allowed us to construct the northern part of Pump House Lane and remove the temporary bridge that had once carried residents’ cars over the construction logistics routes below.

We could then divert resident and contractor traffic onto this northern part, while we finished the southern section of the site, converting it into one of two car park access ramps.

In line with our commitment to sustainability, the constantly changing temporary access works utilised as much of the existing permanent structures as possible. When we had to build new temporary works, we re-used as much of the material in the final permanent structures to reduce waste.  

Pump House Lane may seem like a straight forward scheme but the project demanding phased programme, with its continually expanding scope and a complex multi phases interface, meant it was so much more than just a road.

John McBride Sir Robert McAlpine, Chief Engineer

Delivering Pump House Lane required a high level of engagement with the other contractors on site and Wandsworth Borough Council to ensure minimal disruption for those living and working in the area. With the added complications brought by Covid-19 last year, the successful completion of this project is a real achievement and testament to all involved.

David Kennedy Sir Robert McAlpine, Project Manager

Special thanks to our supply chain partners including AECOM, Benoy, Exterior Architecture and Stantec.

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