Vauxhall Sky Gardens – Case Study

Project Name – Vauxhall Sky Gardens
Main Contractor - Mace
Architect – Carey Jones ChapmanTolcher
Client/Developer – Fraser Property UK

Vauxhall Sky Gardens, Nine Elms, is a landmark 36-storey tower, providing a collection of apartments with enclosed gardens high above the capital, with additional offices, shops and leisure space in one of London’s best connected and emerging riverside neighbourhoods.

SG-night-WebAs an urban model of integrated environmental and social sustainability Sky Gardens will, when completed, make a significant contribution to the regeneration of the South Bank.

No of Apartments -204 Apartments with interiors designed by Yoo Designers owering over 34 floors. There are 100 one bed with net internal areas of 46 sq m, 495 sq ft and 100 two bed apartments with net internals of 68 sq m, 495 sq ft.
Year Built - Sky Gardens are due to complete 2017
History - Nine Elms Lane was named around 1645, from a row of trees bordering the road. In 1838, at the time of construction of the London and Southampton Railway, the area was described as “a low swampy district occasionally overflowed by the Thames [whose] osier beds, pollards and windmille and the river give it a Dutch effect.…”

we successfully maintained the required programme and adapted to the changing requirements on site

Here is what our Senior Project Manger Eddie Dowd states “Vauxhall Sky Gardens presented DBD with some unique challenges from a delivery and planning perspective. The project entailed the delivery of 200+ apartments spread over 27 floors from floor 9 to 36. Each floor constituted 8 apartments made up of 2 repetitive types in mirror format. To meet the targeted programme DBD had to coordinate trades to complete a floor a week for each element of the fit, from furniture installation, worktops and glass splashbacks, appliances and finals. To achieve the delivery and programme we coordinated a minimum of 2 dedicated deliveries and off loads a week, these were planned for strict delivery windows and timeframes due to the limited accessibility and parking as dictated by the Mace transport management plan. Access to the building was via an external hoist only and determined by staging areas spread throughout the building.


In addition to the intricacies of the physical site access  we had to work hard with the warehouse at DBD to isolate, track and sequence deliveries by floor sometimes amending the pattern of the programmed works and isolating elements such as plinths and panels to deliver later in the planned schedule.


From design to completion

By understanding and working closely with the Mace management team and our own internal departments we successfully maintained the required programme and adapted to the changing requirements on site which enabled us to progress in advance of the stated objectives of site.

Our Project Manager Roger Jarvis worked closely with our Project Co-ordinator Katherine Cox to successfully deliver the final stages of this unique and rewarding development.”

Kitchen Range – Hacker ClassicART Handleless Neo White
Worktops – 12mm Silestone Blanco Zeus/Staron Bright White, Full height Mirror Splashbacks
Sinks & Taps – Blanco
Appliances – Smeg
Installation –  Delivery and Installation of Furniture, Worktops and Applainces, Wet-fit of sink and taps

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