Kidbrooke Village


  • Client: Berkeley Homes
  • Value: £4.5 million
  • Location: Kidbrooke, London

KV3 is a large scale scaffolding and brickwork contract at the heart of the Kidbrooke Village regeneration area. The project comprises 6 blocks, two of which are 17 storeys, and featured a number of challenges due to its location adjacent to a rail line and station as well as the main road within the estate.

An extensive scaffold design process was undertaken by our in-house team along with Berkeley Homes, Network Rail and other stakeholders. LMB developed a Works Package Plan (WPP) with Network Rail to overcome concerns about construction work directly abutting the track and rail platform. Catch-net fans were installed every second floor during the erection and dismantle of the scaffolding and a continual wrap Monrflex was installed to eliminate the risk of material falling on the track or platform during construction. This enabled the continuing use of the station throughout the construction process.

In addition to this LMB was also required to devise a solution in order to allow construction of the facade whilst excavation was taking place for road improvements. The solution was an innovative use of 2m deep concrete pads that were cast in-situ and an intricate system of beam work was used to allow scaffolding to be erected up the 10 storey facade.

Other intricacies included the installing of birdcages at 15 storeys to allow the construction of architectural brick features.

The masonry package was fast paced and featured significant volumes of of-site manufacture brick faced soffits and lintels. The ground floor featured a stone slip system manufactured in Portugal.