The Silk District, Whitechapel

Client:Mount Anvil
Sector:High Rise Residential
West Hendon Regeneration. The corner of an apartment block with green space to the left and parking and a road to the right.

The Project

A mix of engineering expertise, local know-how, and skilled communication meant that Power On was able to overcome complexities, delivering an end result that met with all customer requirements.

New Community

The Silk District is a flow of tall towers and low-lying buildings, which are part of a larger story of investment in the area. It represents a new community in one of London’s oldest areas.

Whitechapel is home to financial workers, entrepreneurs, artists, and small-business owners alike, being a quick commute from the City and Canary Wharf, a short bike ride to Old Street’s tech hub, and a community that retains the character of London’s historic neighbourhoods.

  • Electricity

We were pleased to be working with such an experienced provider as Power On. The knowledge and contacts of the Project Manager led to the extremely smooth working of the whole operation. Stakeholder and community liaison were a vital part of this project and something that Power On understood and delivered.

Andy Hunt,Project Director, Mount Anvil
An urban area with high rise buildings around a green square, people are walking and relaxing on the grass.

Local Knowledge

Having worked on several prestigious developments within the area, Power On was selected for the project due to its in-depth knowledge of the local infrastructure, subsequent constraints, and third-party stakeholder approvals, which would be required to complete the works.


Considered Communication

With such a central location, all offsite works and deliveries had to be collaboratively planned. Offsite excavations took place in close proximity to the Royal London Hospital, so had to be conducted with careful consideration for round-the-clock hospital logistics. Power On also engaged with the local authority, Tower Hamlets, via its street-work stakeholder group. Attendance at this forum proved invaluable as it allowed for well-considered communication and buy-in with all third-party stakeholders. This ultimately allowed Power On to bring forward offsite works, ahead of programme. This in turn de-risked the customer’s programme to achieve their power-on date on site.