A full Knauf system specification is being used in a landmark development on the site of the former Athletes’ Village in Stratford that was a centrepiece of the 2012 London Olympics.
Now known as East Village, the site already accommodates more than 6,000 residents across 2,818 homes. The first element of phase two involves constructing two residential towers of 30 and 26 storeys, which will contain a total of 482 apartments.
The project is unique as it involves using the innovative ‘jump factory’ method. The self-contained factory is constructed around the outside of the new building. Inside, the residential tower is constructed floor by floor and when one is completed, the factory is ‘jumped’ up 3.3m to the floor above to repeat the process, revealing the completed building below.
Main contractor Mace appointed subcontractors Conneely and AT Plastering to complete the drywalling and plastering elements of the project and chose to use Knauf Fill & Finish, Knauf Joint Filler, Knauf Airless Finish and Knauf Plasterboards as a full system specification.
East Village is due to be completed next year and Get Living London will manage the apartments upon completion.
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