Riverside Quarter is part of the regeneration of the southern bank of the River Thames, where a brownfield site has been converted into new residential properties with modern riverside facilities, including boathouses and a riverbus service. The old river walls restrain the tidal river flow and also form part of the flood defences along the River Thames.
Beckett Rankine is involved in condition surveys of the river walls and has designed works to strengthen and enhance these traditional masonry structures. Environmental issues have been considered and mitigation measures include new barges for birds to nest and roost.
The river wall structures at this site were very complex in places, as they have had various remedial and strengthening works carried out over the years. The total river frontage is 450 metres long and consists of eleven different designs, each requiring a different design solution for refurbishment.