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Royal Wharf Pier lifted into place

19 Sep London’s newest pier was lifted into place yesterday after being shipped over from the Netherlands and barged up the Thames.

All images credited to Daniel Lynch / Lynchpix (Instagram)
All images credited to Daniel Lynch / Lynchpix (Instagram)

The pier will enable residents of, and visitors to, the Royal Wharf development to makes use of London’s river bus service.

Developed by Ballymore & Oxley and designed by Nex, the pier will also have a 162 sqm viewing platform and 65-metre walkway.

Main contractor for the £5.7m project is McLaughlin & Harvey, with marine consulting engineer Beckett Rankine as client's representative.

The pier was lifted into place by Dutch contractor Ravestein’s Skylift 2 crane, mounted on its Skylift 3000 jack-up pontoon.

Royal Wharf Pier is part of the Royal Wharf development by Ballymore and Oxley. This new neighbourhood for London will comprise 3,385 riverside properties within the £3.5bn Royal Docks regeneration area.

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