Lewisham Gateway is a PPP venture between Muse Developments, TfL and LB Lewisham. The scheme requires major infrastructure changes to the existing roundabout to create a new improved transport circulation system linking the DLR and mainline railway stations to the town centre. The Ravenbourne and Quaggy Rivers were both diverted and incorporated into new public realm. Pedestrian routes and safety are also greatly improved.
BWB managed the production of the Environmental Statement and authored several of the chapters including Travel Plans, Flood Risk Assessments, Microclimate Wind Studies, Daylighting and Overshadowing.
Phase 1A consists of 16 and 28 storey towers whilst Phase 1B has towers of 16 and 25 storeys. BWB has carried out the design up to RIBA stage D+ for tender of both phases. For Phase 1A, BWB has been retained by the client to monitor the Design and Build contractor team during the construction. On Phase 1B, the intention is to novate BWB to the successful contractor in order to produce the construction information.
Key challenge related to an accelerated programme comprising completion of a complex EIA within 3 month timeframe. Required active management of all contributors to drive the programme.
As Phase 1A and 1B are very similar it has allowed lessons learnt and Value Engineering developed in Phase 1A to be reviewed and adopted into the designs for Phase 1B where appropriate to achieve cost and programme benefits.