Crumbling Greenwich tower hotel façade set to see complete replacement

Work is set to commence in coming months on the removal of a vast amount of cladding on the Intercontinental hotel in Greenwich.

This site reported in May last year that cracks had begun to appear on the buildings which were built just seven years ago.

At the time, a report stated “a significant number of stone panels had cracks and needed to be replaced with similar stone panels including additional structural supports.

“The proposed works for Arora Tower and Hotel include the removal of all existing stone”.

Protective scaffolding

Now 12000m2 of stone panels will need to be removed and then driven to CSB logistics centre at 669 Woolwich Road in Charlton 15 minutes away.

That brings more lorry movements across Greenwich peninsula in addition to an uplift coming due to Silvertown tunnel construction work.

In 2022, use of barges to transport waste materials ceased south of the river which will see lorry movement s increase to 10,000 a quarter later this year.

Cladding has fallen off in a number of places at Deptford tower. Protective scaffolding seen below

Cracking of panels at the hotel is yet another construction failure coming on top of flammable cladding and falling materials including at a tower recently built in Deptford.

 

 

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