Creekside, Deptford SE8

CField construction and Link365 have worked on numerous projects together over the years. Link365 is delighted to have completed on this award-winning project in Deptford, London. 

‘1 Creekside’ won ‘Best New Place to Live’ in the Building London Planning Awards 2023, submitted by the London Borough of Lewisham. We are immensely proud to be involved in this project. The project comprises of a 56-unit residential development with a commercial floor space of 1541m2. The development consists of two linked six and eight-story buildings connected by landscaped communal gardens that compleme complement the existing architecture based on the Creekside’s industrial heritage. The mixed-use development includes 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments.

The flats will be arranged to maximize dual-aspect homes while avoiding single-aspect north-facing homes. Balconies will be placed on corners to provide a dual aspect.

The site is located on the bustling red route and is just a short walk from Deptford Bridge DLR and close to Deptford Creek and public health services.

Link365 managed and coordinated the mechanical and public health services, spanning delivery, install, testing and commissioning of the build.

The build included, sanitary ware coordination and installation, MVHR ventilation and ducting systems. The comprehensive services included can be read below.

Duration
40 Weeks
No. of 

Modules / Units
56 residential units and 1541m2 commercial space
Service
Mechanical Services
Status
Complete

Mechanical and Renewable Services

  • Gas services
  • Boilers/flues
  • Heat interface unit (HIU) and heat metering
  • Air source heat pump base load installation
  • Low temperature hot water (radiator systems)
  • Hot and cold-water services
  • Boosted cold water services and plant room
  • Thermal insulation to suit all services
  • Frost protection/Trace heating
  • Sprinklers
  • Dry risers
  • Above ground drainage
  • Sanitary ware installation
  • MVHR ventilation and ducting system
  • BMS - Building Management System
  • Testing and commissioning including chlorination and sterilization
  • Flushing and Treatment LTHW System
  • As built drawings
  • Operation and maintenance manuals

Challenges

Link365 faced an obvious challenge in comparison to typical projects where our team are the only M&E contractor for the duration. The client needed to bring in an additional mechanical delivery contractor to take over and deliver 30 of the 56 units. While our team were working on our area of the build, the remit grew again, with the client requiring Link365 to take over and be responsible for all the units.

This presented risk and as a result we had to start by ensuring that the works they were taken over from the previous contractor were installed to a proper standard. Our engineers carried our thorough testing and repairs, where required in order for warrantees to be place on Link365 completing this project.

As the requirements shifted and grew for this project, it saw our team needing to mobilise at short notice. The challenge that we had to meet was delivering at speed, without wavering on quality in attempt to help our client regain programming of the project.

This was a project that exposed us to risk. Through good communication and thorough testing and commissioning, we were able to deliver works that we were proud of and also protected ourselves and the client by redoing works where they did not meet our standards.

End of Project Reflection

This project called for our teams to take over a project that had already been started by another contractor. Due to careful planning and regular meetings held with the Link365 team and various sub-contractors, we were able to manage the identification of critical items that had to be completed in order to bring the programme up to speed and finish the project on time. Ultimately, we were grateful to be working with a great client who knew how to get the best out of their teams. We can only be as good as our site teams and delivering this project was a real testament to the collective effort of all those on site.

Link365 are proud to have delivered this project to our high standards and further our relationship with CField.

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