Woolwich Central is not just visually unique; it is also the largest ‘Tesco town’ ever built. The £250m development features an 84,000 sq ft Tesco store, Europe’s largest, with a 259-home community above that.
BA Systems were chosen by main contractor Willmott Dixon to complete the balustrade sub-contract on this prestigious contract.
The bulk of the work involved an impressive 1300 metres of B40 frameless glass balustrades neatly finished off with stainless steel capping, to the apartment blocks plus associated podium areas that span nine floors above the Tesco store.
The five apartment blocks which rise above the podium level are of differing heights, which adds to the building’s character and also helps avoid overlooking. The podium is a garden in the sky, landscaped, with planting and a playground. The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments have balconies to the South and winter gardens to the North. High above the noise of the town, the residential area is its own little community, with social housing and privately owned housing indistinguishable.
This was BA’s largest project to date and was executed extremely successfully against a very challenging project programme
A specialist channel fixing system was incorporated into the floor concrete whilst it was being cast, meaning installation time was reduced and extensive drilling into concrete was not necessary, thereby avoiding dust and vibration problems for the operators.
The size and number of different areas on this project, required close communication and teamwork with the site management team to successfully achieve the quality of installation and time deadlines required.
BA Systems have shown themselves to be experts in their field and proven themselves to be a great asset in completing this project, they have my highest recommendation.
Martin Halley, Operations Manager