Monitoring case study

Silvertown Quays

Background

Silvertown Quays, is a large scale mixed use regeneration scheme situated in the Royal Dock area of East London, directly south of the famous ExCeL centre and adjacent to London City Airport. The development will generate over 6,000 new apartments, 100,000 m2 of office space along with leisure, community, and retail spaces on a 25-hectare site. The works commenced in 2022 and are due to run, over multiple phases, to an ultimate completion date in 2036.

Challenge

This scheme poses several challenges to the developer in consideration of environmental impact of works. With multiple residences and a hotel in very close proximity to the work site and various retained assets onsite, including the Millenium Mill and grade II listed Silo ā€˜Dā€™ ensuring that noise, vibration, particulate and AQ conditions do not cause a disturbance or structural issues is a significant concern.

Practical limitations include no power being available across site for the initial phases of the project.

Solution

SRL are assisting the project scheme by working on their behalf to devise a S61 (CoPA Application) and Air Quality and Dust Management Plan which have been submitted to and subsequently approved by the London Borough of Newham. These documents contained a proposed methodology to minimise the potential disturbance to the surrounding residents and scheme of monitoring for noise, vibration and dust to demonstrate compliance with established thresholds.

Following approval of these applications our dedicated monitoring team stepped in to install and commission a total of 22 monitoring stations around site in relation to the first stage of works. These monitors communicate wireless to an online web portal in real time and issue live alerts to multiple stakeholders upon an exceedance of the established thresholds. Allowing site staff to act to resolve the problem immediately. We utilised the latest monitoring technology to enable all systems to be powered, off grid, by solar power.