The Lighterman

The Lighterman, Greenwich


Knight Dragon

DBK provided cost management, enhanced employer’s agent & principal designer services on the construction of a 23-storey residential tower and three medium-rise blocks arranged around a central courtyard providing 224 units above a basement, as part of the wider Greenwich Peninsula development to deliver 16,000 new homes.

The wider Greenwich development is set amid parks and hidden gardens, bounded by 1.6 miles of prime Thames waterfront.

The exterior features full-height windows and brass-coloured metallic cladding to reflect the Peninsula’s industrial past. A three-storey glazed cube on the roof glows at night.
Challenges include:

DBK are providing project management and cost management services including campus strategy and technical coordination of the consultant and Telehouse teams.

The procurement of the works through a 2-stage design and build form of contract;

Providing an audit facility for the developer with regards to delivery of lettable sales areas;

Delivering a Value Engineered Fa├žade Design;

Co-ordinating construction logistics with other developments on the Peninsular;

Co-ordinating with the Housing Association.

RPS acquired DBK Ltd in April 2016.