Aldgate Place Phase 1

Complex sequencing & designs for a constrained site

Walsh’s practical and construction orientated approach was put to good use on this constrained inner-city site, ensuring minimal disruption to the area during this project. Walsh were commissioned to develop the residential blocks spread across four towers between 10 and 25 storeys high which included a mix of studios, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses, as well as a deep basement and a hotel.

The site was in a constrained location, surrounded by many transport links and existing infrastructure. We supported our client in seeking approvals for sewer diversions and party walls, and worked with TfL and LUL to gain their approvals. Being adjacent to a London Underground station, meant we had to sequence the construction and co-ordinate with these local transport authorities on a daily basis.

We designed complex foundations to bridge services and sequence works and suggested a temporary works solution. We also engineered a fast programme using BIM which allowed seamless coordination with the architects.

Finally, through detailed analysis at design stage, using a bespoke in-house tool, Walsh identified opportunities to reduce embodied carbon by 26%, to 250 kg of carbon per square metre.

  • Barratt London
  • Allies & Morrison
  • British Land
Completion Date2017
  • City of London

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Sustainability is in our DNA and we have our own ambitious goals to achieve Net Zero as a business and with our designs. With innovative in-house monitoring tools, Walsh clients have seen on average reductions of 10-20% total embodied carbon, with some of our flagship work achieving 60-70% reductions compared with baseline figures.