Harbour Walls

Case Study

Client: Royal Parks
Architect: CHK Architects
Engineers: Hurst Pierce & Malcolm
Project Manager: Vinci
Principal Contractor: Stonewest
Services Provided: Principal Contracting, Cleaning, Restoration & Repair

Project Overview

In response to the TfL (Transport for London) initiative to take measures to prevent Crowd Surge in public spaces, The Royal Parks committed to designing and installing a hidden wall strengthening scheme on the Grade I Listed Harbour Wall to the surrounding Portland stone balustrades which forms part of the Victoria Memorial and Gardens.  This attraction is frequented by tens of thousands of people on a daily basis and was of prime consideration and concern to TfL and The Royal Parks for safety measures.

Key Successes

  • Full site set-up, road traffic and pedestrian management throughout to ensure high levels of public safety.
  • Tailored quality plan to ensure the delivery of project objectives.
  • Install a hidden stainless-steel framework, connected to Cintec sock anchors to resist lateral crowd loading.
  • 3D topographical & detailed site condition surveys, dismantling and rebuilding of the Portland stone balustrading in St James’s Park and Green Park.
  • 626 core drilled holes into the balustrade bottles.
  • To satisfy conditions of Royal Parks/Buckingham Palace the hoarding was shrouded with a bespoke banner depicting the arboreta view behind.

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