Royal Albert Wharf is a riverside district located in the Royal Docks, the largest enclosed docks in the world. This large development is set to gain over 9,000 new homes by 2027, creating a whole new, vibrant neighbourhood, with easy transport to the rest of the City. Notting Hill Housing appointed regeneration specialists Galliford Try to develop the first phase of 360 new-build 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residential units. The planned blocks featured 40% affordable homes, offices, leisure and community space, and a new footbridge over the Albert Basin Dock.
To keep as much construction off-site as possible, Galliford Try wanted a partner who could design, manufacture, install and commission 20 large traditional bolt-on balconies, and 128 Juliette balconies, all assembled off-site.
The Brooksby Response
Brooksby were able to undertake the whole package, putting in place a project team consisting of a Project Co-ordinator, a Design Team, a Contracts Manager, a Health & Safety Manager and finally a Director responsible for the whole project. One of the first jobs was to provide a full-size sample balcony immediately after winning the contract. The main balconies were very large, being 12m in length. They had a tight specification, with positive drainage to water collection trays discharged to a downpipe, composite decking and balustrades produced to a specified finish.