The US Camden Waterfront development: Top 10 Facts
The US Camden Waterfront mixed-use development is set to finally undergo construction works in a $1 billion project. Liberty Property Trust will be behind the construction works after receiving the necessary land rights. Take a look at our top 10 facts surrounding the new project.
1. Initial works will be undertaken with the complete construction and overhaul of One Water Street, which will become the new headquarters for American Water, encompassing five storeys and over 220,000sq ft of office space.
2. Designed by Robert A. M. Stern Architects, the new building will be built with embedded sustainable features in order to attain LEED Platinum and Shell certification.
3. The development will be beneficial not only for residents, but corporate businesses and local workers. Liberty Property have agreed to recruit locally, where approximately 20 percent of the construction workforce will be locally sourced, but will also provide apprenticeships, enabling younger workers interested in construction to participate.
4. The company has also worked with Dranoff Properties in the removal of impeding view easement restriction, which had initially affected the project’s designs.
5. The entire waterfront park will be redeveloped to provide communal areas for locals, encompassing over two acres of park area, accessible for tourists, locals and families within this commercial space
6. The project also includes a new embedded transport links and pathways for pedestrians and cyclists, strengthening existing infrastructures, in addition to a new parking garage with over 800 spaces.
7. The development will provide a new Hilton Garden Inn, containing 180 rooms, aimed at tourists who visit the area, in addition to over 180 residential units for families within the area, of which approximately 20 percent will become affordable housing.
8. In order to conceal construction fencing, developers will enable the younger demographic in Camden to design some murals in order to engage this younger audience in the project.
9. George E. Norcross, chairman of Cooper Health has provided significant investment in the new residential units and planned hotel, alongside several other investors within the project.
10. This group of investors have also purchased the nearby Ferry Terminal Building, which contains offices close to the redevelopment.
Read the December 2016 issue of Construction Global magazine.
UK Construction Week: winners revealed
The inaugural UKCW Construction Awards took place on the UKCW main stage this week at the NEC in Birmingham. The awards celebrate innovation and excellence for a range of large and small contractors architects, clients and suppliers. The winners were announced by architect George Clarke and main media partner Construction Buzz.
Contractor of 2019 - Sir Robert McAlpine
Construction Client of 2019 - Scape Group
Architectural Practice of 2019 - Grimshaw Architects
House Builder of 2019 - Swan Housing
Construction Supplier of 2019 - Ward
Construction Project of 2019 - Royal Opera House
Construction Employer of 2019 - Aylaa Exclusive
Digital Pioneer 2019 - Atkins
Modern Methods of Construction Pioneer 2019 - Mace
Production Innovation Award 2019 - Laing O'Rourke
Sir Robert McAlpine is celebrating its 150th anniversary and has stated: "Our 150th anniversary celebrations have been hard to miss on a number of sites across the country thanks to the presence of specially produced panels incorporated within our hoardings. This milestone year provided the opportunity to honour the vision and hard work of all those who have played their part in our long and successful history.
Nathan Garnett, event director at UK Construction Week, commented:
“We have wanted to host these awards for some time, but this year it was made possible by our industry Role Models who gave us their very honest and forthright views on who should receive these accolades.
“The businesses chosen as winners from a shortlist of more than 60 companies have convinced the toughest of judges – the people who are part of their delivery partners or supply chains, and the people who are inspiring others to join the construction industry.
“So it is great to be able to recognise the excellence we see all around us in this sector, and the businesses who are forging ahead on innovation despite the climate of uncertainty that is affecting construction so badly. They are beacons of light for the whole sector.”
UK Construction Week (UKCW) consists of multiple sections: Build, Building Tech, Civils, Energy & HVAC, Surface & Materials and Timber along with the newly launched Concrete Expo and Grand Designs Live. Next year's event takes place at Birmingham's NEC October 6-8.