Camden Lock Village features eight new buildings between three and nine storeys in height, housing a new canal-side market, cafés and restaurants, a cinema, 195 residential units, a food quarter and commercial space.
Appointed by Main Contractor Mace, Gratte Brothers carried out the M&E Shell & Core and Cat B fit-out to this extensive regeneration development situated next to the Regents Canal.
Despite its scale, this was a heavily congested site carved into four areas by the Network Rail viaducts that pass through carrying lines, which operate 24 hours a day for passengers and freight.
Basement plantroom skids and corridor modules of pipework were created to allow off-site pre-fabrication of key infrastructure mains services whilst the development was built as a top down build process to mitigate programme time. Risers were created as pre-fabricated pipework with all valve sets and bypass arrangements installed and pneumatically tested off-site in pre-formed riser section frames, which when brought to site, were loaded down the riser using A frame constructions. This allowed the risers to be installed within a two-week period rather than the standard 6 weeks.
There are interconnecting walkways at various levels connecting the buildings and basement facilities including a car park, bespoke vehicle lift and open areas. Therefore a sophisticated security system was required which incorporated CCTV within the buildings covering walkways, corridors and open spaces. Access control was installed to secure key entry/exist to the site with all security systems reporting through the network infrastructure to a dedicated bespoke security room. The security room is equipped with a video wall and multiple operator positions, allowing programming and site wide management of the systems.