Three Quays

  • ClientMace
  • Duration 2011 to 2012

Helping to bring new life to Three Quays

Situated next to The Tower of London, Cheval Three Quays is a major residential riverside development within Central London.

Working on behalf of Mace, over a 50 week period between 2011 and 2012, the Three Quays project involved complex demolition and civil engineering works to prepare the site for development.

The scope of work was extensive.  Demolition works included the floor-by-floor demolition of an 8-storey 1960’s office building, whilst excavation works involved the creation of a c.12,000m3 basement.

The site was of particular archaeological interest due to the close proximity of the river.  Therefore, in co-ordination with Museum of London Archaeology (MoLA) a large scale archaeological dig was undertaken over a period of about 16 weeks.  Despite the waterlogged conditions, the dig revealed a number of exciting finds that had been preserved, including keys, candle holders, shoes, and fabric.

The Cheval Three Quays development is now open and includes 159 apartments.

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Services covered

  • Demolition
  • Civil Engineering


  • Commercial
  • Residential

Scope of Work

  • Enabling works
  • Decommissioning & removal of existing substation
  • Temporary works
  • Piling works
  • Construction of skin wall earth retention
  • Demolition of 8-storey building
  • Excavation of c.12,000m3 basement
  • Excavation of 40x4m deep shafts in new pile positions for Archaeological investigation
  • Dewatering
  • Removal of sections of a 2m thick Victorian dock wall