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London Concrete provides momentous continuous pour

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London Concrete has provided 5000 m3 of ready-mixed concrete to the exclusive One Nine Elms development in Central London. This is the second largest continuous pour in the company’s history.

Undertaken by Careys Civil Engineering on behalf of the principal contractor, Multiplex, the pour forms the basement raft of the 56 storey City Tower skyscraper. The building is to provide residential space on the banks of the Thames in Southwest London. The material was provided by London Concrete’s Battersea site, with reserves held at its plant in Bow.

The pour forms part of a contract for the supply of 25 000 m3 of concrete to the One Nine Elms Development. The concrete was extensively validated to make sure the deep concrete raft would not overheat. It included watertight concrete and carefully selected materials to reduce and control concrete temperature.

Part of Aggregate Industries, London Concrete was instructed to maintain a continuous supply of ready-mixed concrete without any gaps or delays, given the busy nature of the area and time sensitivity. Through three months of meticulous planning with stakeholders, including Transport for London, to determine the least disruptive routes to site, the company was able to supply the project with 680 loads of concrete without a single rejection, reworking, or disruption to the public.

One Nine Elms is part of a wider regeneration project for the Nine Elms and Vauxhall area, which has been ongoing for a number of years. London Concrete has also supplied materials to a variety of sites, including the iconic Battersea Power Station.

“Developing a city as hectic as London requires careful planning and strategy,” said Daniel King, Managing Director at London Concrete. “Our continued importance in the regeneration of the Nine Elms and Battersea area is testament to our collaborative approach with stakeholders, from contractors to local authorities. This was only possible due to our team working day and night, together with the experts at Careys Civil Engineering, to make things as easy as possible for our customers and we are delighted with the outcome.”

“It was great to be a part of the largest continuous concrete pour in our history, completed non-stop over a 34 hour period, commencing late Friday night and finishing on Sunday morning,” said Darren Potter, Head of Delivery at Careys Civil Engineering. “London Concrete provided a consistent, reliable supply of ready-mixed concrete to site over the weekend, which is vital to any time-sensitive project.”

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