Envac Centre, Riverside, Barking Development

March 21, 2019


Client: Envac & Barking Riverside Development Ltd

Main Contractor: London & Quadrant 

Architect: Jestico + Whiles

Start Date: January 2018

The Barking Riverside Development, London “is set to become home to one of the largest automated waste collection systems (AWCS) in Europe after Barking Riverside Limited, a joint venture between London & Quadrant (L&Q) and the Mayor of London, selected Envac to handle the waste of almost 10,000 homes at Barking Riverside London.

The move will see up to 460 Envac waste inlets installed instead of the 19,000 traditional bins that would have been required had AWCS not been selected – a reduction of almost 98 per cent in containers.” – Envac


After securing the works to design, supply and install several Gabion structures at the Envac Centre, Riverside, Barking and having already completed the first 5m high gabion faced soil reinforced wall to the Western Service Yard, last Monday we returned to site to commence work on the Eastern Service Yard Wall. This wall also being a gabion faced soil reinforced vertical structure 5.175m high retaining but with an additional 1.8m gabion up-stand on top.

12 number 6.75m high supporting Galvanised Universal Columns each weighing some 400 kg’s were installed by Enviromesh over a two day period and whilst buried within the gabion façade they form the structural support to the gabion up-stand above.

The photos above show the completed Western Wall built in February and last week’s installation of the steel columns.

Additional gabion structures to be built over the coming months include mass gravity walls, free standing walls, 10m high cladding to the Envac building, an amphitheatre and gabion benching.

Over several months all gabion wall constructions are filmed. This will create a time-lapse video, available on our website once completed.

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