Beckett Rankine And Nine Elms Reach

Beckett Rankine And Nine Elms Reach

Our ongoing involvement with this rapidly developing area of the Thames continues to define us as the leading Thames maritime engineering consultancy.

The River Thames’ Nine Elms Reach curves between Chelsea and Vauxhall Bridges making it the closest part of the river to Beckett Rankine’s London Headquarters at about 1 km to the south.

Having run into disrepair, this historic stretch of river is now being intensely redeveloped as a prime, central London location on the Thames’ south bank. The development has attracted billions of pounds of private sector investment and an area-wide regeneration programme has begun to transform the district on an unprecedented scale, with more than 20 interconnected development schemes, many with riverfront locations.

Beckett Rankine has been involved in several of the waterside projects over recent years, and we have on going working relationships with many of the developers involved in the regeneration of the area.

Battersea Power Station Development Site

Battersea Power Station Development Site

Currently, we are working on the design requirements of a new temporary pontoon for Battersea Power Station next to Chelsea Bridge, directly in front of the Battersea Power Station development. The pontoon will be operated by LRS and provided a fendered berthing and access point for the Thames Clipper Riverbus service.

Cringle Dock Waste Transfer Station

Cringle Dock Waste Transfer Station

St George's brow being lifted into positon

St George’s brow being lifted into positon

We also recently assisted the Battersea Power Station development with the key work required for the preparation of a planning application for a building above the waste transfer station at Cringle Dock, and are delighted that planning consent has been granted by Wandsworth Council this month. Because the wharf is safeguarded, the application had to be handled with sensitivity to allow for the development of the site whilst also safeguarding the long-term future of Cringle Dock as an operational wharf.

Other Beckett Rankine projects in the area include the design and construction management of a new Thames Riverbus passenger ferry pier at St George’s Wharf. This unusual pier with its bow string brow was fabricated in Holland and delivered by barge to the site for installation.

The Riverlight Development

The Riverlight Development

Award winning Millbank Millennium Pier

Award winning Millbank Millennium Pier

We have also worked extensively on the Nine Elms Pier (NEP) scheme for St James’ Riverlight development project which includes the demolition of a 110m long and 15m wide concrete jetty to enable the creation of a new floating pontoon mooring arrangement. The new moorings include 33 residential berths with an additional 2 visitor moorings and 6 guest visitor moorings which are accessed via pontoons either side of the access brow.

In the adjacent reach, our award winning Millbank Millenium Pier continues to work well after 15 years of service. When it was built, the aesthetic of the pier broke new ground and at night is transformed by Angela Bulloch’s Flash & Tidal artwork which is built into the pier’s structures. The pier links Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Saatchi gallery by riverboat.