This prestigious high-rise development on Southwark Bridge Road forms part of the major regeneration of the Elephant and Castle area.
The building offers magnificent views of the London skyline, while being within a 15-minute walk of London Bridge.
The 41-storey skyscraper reaches to 131 metres at its highest point and required three tower cranes to manoeuvre significant quantities of key structural elements into position.
Baily Garner was approached by Hyde Housing in 2014 to provide employer’s agent and clerk of works services, under a Section 106 agreement between Hyde and developer SCM, for 65 units of shared ownership accommodation on floors three to nine of the 41-storey tower.
We were involved in negotiating the Section 106 agreement, agreeing the content of the specification and ensuring value for money was achieved for our client.
The project involved many complexities at planning stage, particularly relating to the adjacent site owned by Peabody. The building is opposite the Ministry of Sound nightclub, which created specific challenges in relation to noise levels.
Two Fifty One is at the forefront of innovative construction. It benefits from Laing O’Rourke’s industry-leading Design for Manufacture and Assembly construction process, where manufactured components are produced off-site under rigorous quality-controlled conditions at their UK manufacturing facility in the Midlands.
These components have included bathroom ‘pods’, pre-cast concrete cladding panels (including windows) and M&E riser modules. Delivered daily on flatbed trailers, the parts were craned into position and assembled into the concrete structure and façade.
This process delivered a quicker construction programme, with greater consistency and quality and a safer working environment.
Underground excavation works spanning 18 months created a three level basement, with an integral car lift. A fibre-optic feed and hard-wired remote metering are also integrated within the development.
This prestigious high-rise scheme has also seen significant investment in the marketing suite, with Two Fifty One shortlisted as a finalist in the 2018 National Housing Awards for Best Marketing Campaign (Shared Ownership Development).
Its high quality brochures detail high spec apartments and residents’ amenities, including a luxury lounge with wifi connection, a private residents’ garden, an 11-seater cinema for private hire and a fully equipped gymnasium.