Works to Battersea development

Prospect Place, Battersea

VolkerLaser was contracted to deliver the design, supply, and installation of hotmelt waterproofing and roof finishes to all three main structures as part of the Battersea Power Station project.

Works to Battersea

What we did

Battersea Power Station is at the heart of central London's largest visionary new development. The £9bn project sees the creation of a vibrant, mixed-use development including a new office district, commercial space, and private and affordable homes, making it an iconic project to be part of. 

The scope of the project was immense. The entire site covered 42 acres, and we were contracted to work on three structures. These included the O1 Building, a 16-story, mixed-use development that included a hotel, residential apartments, and commercial space and Prospect Place 1 and 2, both being 16-story residential apartment buildings part of Prospect Park.

Battersea works

The original scope of Phase 3A consisted of applying approximately 10,000m2 of Alumasc Hydrotech hot melt waterproofing, hard landscaping to roofs and terraces, and green (living) roofs across the three structures, but as work progressed the scope was extended to include the Town house Gardens, and the Pavilion Building, bringing the total application to circa 12,000m².

Due to the nature of the project, there were a number of other contractors active on site throughout the lifecycle of the project. The various interfaces with multiple contractors, including those responsible for the RC frame and the facade, was a key factor to the success of this project, and demanded meticulous planning to ensure seamless progression throughout our time on site.

Project completion at Battersea

We worked closely with our appointed designer to develop the initial architect’s design intent into workable construction drawings, and we collaborated with the material supplier, Alumasc, from the outset which meant the team resolved numerous complex detailing elements across the varied roof zones - specifically, the soft and hard landscaped podium, which was the central focus to the design.

Upon completion of the main membrane installation, our team also installed the hard landscaping to the terraces and roofs on Prospect Place 1 and 2. In collaboration with a specialist installer of specified sedum roofing, we worked to meet all BREAAM requirements for the project.

The success of this project culminated in the project being  awarded the ‘Liquid Roofing Project of the Year in a Buried Application’ at the annual Liquid Roofing and Waterproofing Association (LRWA) Awards.