Earl Kendrick win Greenwich Millenium Village Instruction
Earl Kendrick are delighted to be appointed as the Lead Consultant/Building Surveyors for implementing the external repair and maintenance of the first phase of the Greenwich Millennium Village (GMV) Development.
The GMV is an innovative mixed-tenure modern housing estate on an urban village model located on the Greenwich Peninsula in Greenwich in south-east London.
The village is designed by architects Ralph Eskrine and partners with EPR Architects Ltd as executive architect as part of the regeneration of the whole brownfield site of East Greenwich Gas Works. GMV is south of the former Millenium Dome, now renamed the O2.
The residential buildings are of modern, environmentally-friendly design, and the development aims to cut primary energy use by 80% using low-energy building techniques and renewable energy technologies.
GMV is planned by the developers to continue to expand until about 2015, with its own integrated village shopping and community centres. When the development is completed it is expected that there will be over 1800 homes in addition to commercial space and community facilities.
As part of our involvement, EKA will be carrying out an assessment of the condition and performance of the external building fabric to the buildings that were completed in the first phases of the development. Our specification will include materials sympathetic to the original build and the project will require a detailed assessment and provision for temporary access, whilst minimizing the impact on residents and the building fabric.
Our appointment is demonstrative of our competence and resource to manage large, complex major works project and our understanding of buildings built with modern materials and methods of construction.
For further information, please contact Julian Davies in our Building Surveying Team: