‘A wonderful moment’ at Dollar Bay
“A wonderful moment for the whole team” was the reaction of Mount Anvil site manager Michael Rolfe on hearing of his site’s NHBC Pride in the Job award at the prestigious Dollar Bay residential development alongside London’s Canary Wharf.
Dollar Bay is a spectacular 31 storey 18,970 m² sleek glazed residential luxury tower development of 115 studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses, created in the second joint venture scheme by Citystyle Homes and Mount Anvil.
Michael Rolfe said: “We put a lot of effort into winning the award and the whole team worked really well together. Right from the beginning we made sure that we understood the high levels of quality that the inspectors were looking for, and worked towards that. Fortunately, we have a good team with some very good contractors on board who were able to deliver a high standard of quality work.
“Good communication and good teamwork with a high level of respect for one another from the top down and the bottom up were high on the agenda in achieving the award said Michael, adding: “Site safety, of course, was also paramount – in fact we have also achieved a top five-star rating in the British Safety Council’s Five Star Health and Safety Management System for our safety performance.
“Another important element is good housekeeping which allows our contractors to carry out their work to a high standard. We believe in providing a work area where people can produce their best.
“The NHBC award has provided a real boost for the site and all the contractors are very happy – which is important because the award certainly couldn’t have been won without them,” concluded Michael, who started his career as a civil engineer before moving into site management, after coming over to the UK from South Africa 20 years ago.
The site team also received congratulatory emails from management and a celebration barbeque for all on the Dollar Bay site is planned.
Unhindered by neighbouring buildings, Dollar Bay’s prime location at the foot of the South Dock makes for unrivalled panoramic views.
The development, one of the most sought-after new residential builds in London, was designed by international award-winning Simpson Haugh Architects, (formerly Ian Simpson Architects) and features a stunning glass facade rising from the water’s edge, reflecting the changing light and providing a striking, iconic addition to the Canary Wharf area.
The individual panes of glass in the facade are angled in such a way as to maximise views from every part of the building.
Simpson’s innovative use of glass – the same as is used in The Shard – have created a distinctive crystal effect that reflects the surrounding sky and water, substantiating Dollar Bay’s claim to being the most innovative addition yet to the Docklands skyline.
Elegant, modern and uncomplicated, each apartment at Dollar Bay boasts its very own winter garden and beautiful, high contrast interiors with an emphasis on creating an easy flow of light throughout. The winter gardens are enclosed behind operable louvred glass and can be accessed from both the living room and bedroom of each apartment via glazed sliding doors.
In addition, the development features a beautiful communal garden for residents. Designed by landscape architects, Spacehub, in response to the waterfront setting, the garden provides a calm oasis in which to relax and unwind and incorporates mixed zones, considered planting and feature lighting.
Other communal facilities include a residents’ lounge area and a gym with views towards the dock and featuring a range of cardiovascular and free weight equipment, together with changing facilities.
The entrance lobby has been created to enhance the arrival experience and features a glazed link to the mezzanine level, a bespoke sculptural wall/soffit feature with coordinated reception desk and carefully selected complementary furniture, as well as two passenger lifts.
Mount Anvil is central London’s specialist residential developer, and has been creating homes and communities that people want to live in since 1991.
Together with their joint venture partners, Mount Anvil have built more than 5,000 London homes, and plan to build 2,000 more by 2018.
The company focus on location, design and quality to create homes in highly desirable locations, employing internationally acclaimed architects and interior designers, and meticulously selecting construction materials, so that each of their developments looks as good in ten years’ time as it did on day one.
C & G Plastering
Since 1986, C & G Plastering have specialised in a range of services including floor screeding, plastering, partitions, dry lining, suspended ceilings, external facades, SFS framing and rendering.
Throughout the 30 years, the company have built a strong workforce that continues to compete in this extremely high demanding industry, which has resulted in C & G Plastering attaining a sound reputation and the utmost respect from other professionals within the construction industry. The business works hard to consciously refresh the methods and materials they use to keep up to date with the ever escalating requirements the industry demands. C & G Plastering is a strong believer that their key to success is their ability to adjust to the scale and demands of their clients in order to meet efficiency and quality of finish.
Year after year the company contributes to projects that win NHBC industry awards (including awards to their own staff) to back up their achievements and efforts to ensure quality and safety – no matter how large or small the project. The company are also members of the FIS, Safety Services UK, National Specialist Contractors Council and Construction Line as well as being on the board for CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), OSAT (On-Site Assessment Training) and CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme)
During their time in the business, C & G Plastering have worked mainly in the commercial & residential sector on over 200 projects for major house builders. In the past, they have worked for Mount Anvil on East End Mission (2007) Wandsworth Road (April 2008-Sept 2011 ), Union Street (June 2013-April 2014), Wandsworth Business Village (Dec 2013 – Oct 2015) & are currently working on another Mount Anvil project at Queens Wharf in Hammersmith.
For the Dollar Bay NHBC project, the company were contracted to complete all the plastering, partitions, dry-lining and suspended ceilings to 119 luxury apartments & 2 penthouses within a 31 storey tower.
Steve Goss told Premier Construction: “C & G Plastering have a long, successful working relationship with Mount Anvil, so to work with them on this high quality, prestigious project was important to us. We pride ourselves on delivering a quality product on time, within budget, and assisting with design and programme issues as projects progress.”