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.
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.
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.