Hampton Waterworks Riverdale Building

We’re pleased to share Touchlight’s Walkthrough:

Chapman Architects were appointed in 2016 by Blackbottle Ltd to work on the 4 phases of the Riverdale Building at Hampton Waterworks in West London. The site is located just to the North of the River Thames and is home to two large Victorian Grade II listed former pumping stations. The Morelands and Riverdale buildings were constructed in the late 19th century by the Southwark & Vauxhall Water Company which became part of the Metropolitan Water Board and finally the Thames Water Authority. In 2012 the site was sold by Thames Water to Blackbottle Ltd with the aspiration to reinvent the site as a campus for Advanced Biotech Medical research.

Phase 1 – Arcade Laboratory
The Arcade laboratories comprise a main central laboratory space with an array of smaller task specific rooms with independent climate control conditions.
The first phase was successfully handed over in September 2017.

Phase 2 – Boiler House DNA Laboratories
The Second phase includes a main laboratory space supplementing a mezzanine suite above of ISO 7 standard cleanrooms for the production of doggybone DNA (dbDNA™) by Touchlight DNA Services Ltd for a range of pharmaceutical products. The Boiler House will also form the main entrance link through to the Phase 4 works within the Engine House.

Phase 3 – Arcade Offices, Smithy & Workshop
The First Floor Arcade includes a range of office’s, both open plan and private to support the laboratory staff. The dramatic Workshop building has been retained as an open plan space and thermally upgraded to be able to accommodate a range of future uses as a sitewide event space. The adjacent Smithy will become an equally dramatic entrance to the Workshop whilst also providing the necessary ancillary spaces such as Kitchens, WC’s, Storage, Plantroom and topped with a feature meeting room at high level.

Phase 4 – Engine House
The Engine House is the final phase of the redevelopment of the Riverdale Building to provide open plan and flexible office space for speculative tenants within the dramatic, cathedral like space left since the three triple expansion engines were removed in 1948. The contemporary design contrasts with the existing building and has been welcomed as a complimentary addition to this Grade II Listed asset.
Works are planned to commence in 2018.

External Works
In addition to the Riverdale building, Chapman Architects have been appointed to undertake the external works which also includes the Main Entrance Gatehouse on the Western approach.
External works are ongoing in parallel with the Riverdale internal works and will be completed in phases to coincide with the building works around the site.



Hampton, London




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