Royal Albert Dock is one of London’s most exciting regeneration projects and Mitchellson are proud to be part of the spectacular masterplan.

The development is being transformed into a new commercial district totalling 4.7 million sq ft of office, residential, retail and leisure.  With its close proximity to the expanding London City airport and extensive local and international links Royal Albert Dock is evolving into the city’s hub for business and culture. Royal Albert Dock is an important economic centre for London which provides cost effective and highly connected workspace and retail within 20 minutes of the City and the West End.

Mitchellson worked in conjunction with Multiplex on the first phase of this substantial project comprising of 5 separate office buildings constructed concurrently. The substructure consisted of ground beams and pile caps founded on bored piles. The waterproofing and gas membrane system were successfully designed and the groundworks were installed. Taking into consideration the projects location being adjacent to London City Airport the use of tower cranes were limited and Mitchellson deployed and fully managed 8 crawler cranes to service the project. 

All buildings used precast columns which were designed and manufactured in house by Mitchellson Temporary Works Team. One building had a slipform core while the remaining 10 cores were formed with precast twinwall walls and integrated stairs. The supply of precast to the cores alone involved 120 articulated lorry deliveries illustrating volumes of materials that were managed and coordinated on this project. The use of these precast elements enabled an extremely challenging programme to be achieved. All slabs were post tension, again with design and installation fully managed by Mitchellson. 

This project was successfully delivered by the careful coordination of the substantial design elements contained within the Mitchellson package and the successful coordinated delivery of precast elements integrated with the in site works.



Groundworks Package

Pile Attendance

Temporary Works


Post Tensioned Slabs (26,000 m2)

Precast Twinwall

Slipform Core Construction

Accelerated Programme

Close Proximity to Airport