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Arthur Street, Erith, Kent

A detailed planning application has now been granted for a continuation of the award-winning Erith Park development in Erith, Kent. Park East (formerly known as Arthur Street) will now follow on from Phases 1 and 2.

Clarkebond provided civil, structural and geo-environmental engineering services on phases 1 and 2, a £130m, 10 Ha mixed residential development and final construction details have also completed for Park East. This development will comprise 5 new 4-7 storey residential buildings, some of which will be sitting over transfer podium slabs to accommodate undercroft car parking.

Demolition of existing 1970s tower blocks have already completed, and the target is for zero arisings to be moved off site. Clarkebond has successfully achieved through careful reprofiling and landscaping designs that will accommodate the estimated 20.000m3 of demolition arisings.

Clarkebond have also completed the design for a new access road through the site and providing a below ground drainage including deep soakaways into the natural chalk as part of the overall sustainable urban drainage solution.

The proximity of the site to the railway line requires agreement and licences to be in place with Network Rail (NR) and Clarkebond’s rail division has successfully engaged with NR to cover all BAPA agreement in advance of the site commencement.

Apartment blocks will accommodate a variety of unit sizes, and all have been designed to allow for conventional concrete frame construction with little or no recourse to transfer structures, providing a significant cost advantage, assisting viability of the essentially public and affordable housing development.

Modern Method of Construction techniques were also adopted throughout all phases of the project from offsite precast columns, precast edge beams, Bamtec prefabricated reinforcement to precast twins walls where necessary to provide an engineering solution for enhancing qualities, reducing construction programme and achieving a cost effective viable solution.

Project Facts

  • The Park East (formerly known as ‘Arthur Street’) regeneration development will continue the transformation of an area previously renowned for social disorder into a desirable location
  • Phases 1 and 2 are now fully occupied, Phase 3 is due for completion from 2022
  • The project won the RICS London Regeneration Project back in 2016