The City Quay

The City Quay

The City Quay, St.Katherine’s Dock, London

Project Procurement:
HBS were successful in tendering for the project as main contractor

Scope of works:
External redecoration including access system design and installation

Project Value:


St Katherine’s Dock was reopened as a marina following the closure of the commercial docks in the late 1960s and has become a prime site for residential, retail and office development since. The City Quay Apartments, within St. Katherine’s Dock, were developed 12 years ago by Taylor Woodrow Capital Developments and John Roberson Architects. They provide some of the most desirable and luxurious apartments in the area.

HBS were appointed to fully refurbish the external elevations and surrounding grounds of the development. Initial works involved designing and installing a powered access cradle system to the buildings elevations and a specialist scaffold system to access the penthouse apartments.

The facades, roofs and penthouse terraces were then treated with a DOFF spray to remove any unwanted residue. The DOFF system HBS employ is extremely gentle yet effective, with no thermal shock to the substrate and dries out rapidly.

Repainting was then carried out to the metalwork on the balconies, to timber on the balcony decks, handrails and windows and to the external rendered facades.

HBS Project Manager James Brett commented ‘This is a very high-profile, residential development that requires an all-round excellent level of workmanship and is testament to our reputation for carrying out this type of project.’

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