Taylor Wimpey developers are preparing to demolish a half-built development of 148 flats in Hackney Wick. This is due to a ‘potential structural issue’ was found in its concrete frame. Construction work was halted in 2021, and the scheme cost £48m in total. It was designed to reach seven storeys and create 148 new homes near Victoria Park and the London Stadium.
Up until now, only the shell of the building had been built including concrete blocks and window frames. A Taylor Wimpey spokesperson said: ‘Following the discovery of a potential structural issue, identified as part of a routine check during the early stages of construction at our development in Monier Road, Hackney Wick, we have taken the decision to demolish the existing concrete structures and rebuild.’
It is unclear what the next plan will be for this site, but following the Grenfell incident, more care is being taken to ensure the safe construction of flats and tower blocks.