Taylor Wimpey London / GCL

Leven Road, Poplar

The Former Bus Depot on Leven Road was a 14,000m2 structure bounded by the River Lea and the busy residential area of Leven Road. As Principal Contractor for the demolition phase, O'Connell's took full possession of the site for a 20-week period. Works included façade retention, extensive archaeological investigations, demolition of all above ground structures, removal of below-ground obstructions to a depth of 4m, crushing of 12,600m3 of concrete to 6f5 specification, muckaway and piling mat installation. Environmental considerations included implementing a comprehensive noise, dust, and vibration monitoring system around the site perimeter. A FRAP permit from the Environmental Agency was required for works adjacent to the River Lea, and we partnered closely with our client to secure this in good time.