Greenwich, SE10
Knight Dragon
Neiheiser Argyros
Quantity Surveyor
Arts and Leisure

Project Scope

  • Structural steel work
  • Louvre cladding
  • Architectural metalwork

Inspired by New York’s High Line, the new five-kilometre walkway named P5K has been installed on the Greenwich Peninsula.

Key Challenges

  • Programme from design to completion.
  • Close co-ordination with interfacing trades.

The Brief

Knight Dragon commissioned the architects behind New York’s High Line, an elevated park along a disused railway in Manhattan, to create Phase One of the Peninsula’s 5 km running track. Peninsula 5 Kilometre Running Track (‘P5K’) concept reimagined the Peninsula’s public realm as a monumental, elevated, artist-designed sculptural ribbon for runners, walkers and cyclists. Visible from the air, it will entwine the Peninsula, bringing together its vast but disconnected and developing landscape.

The refurbishment and enhancement of two existing smoke extract towers above North Greenwich station was an integral part of this scheme.

Our Approach

Engaged by Mace, Colorminium worked alongside the design team through the advancement of the design stages to ensure the architectural intent could be achieved inside the cost plan. Our involvement helped the team produce a comprehensive design that not only met the architects aspirations, but achieved the budget and enabled the fast programme to be met.

With an extremely tight programme in preparation for the arts festival, this was a challenging project including close interfacing with London Underground and many other contractors, all in close proximity, ready for the public unveiling. The eye-catching towers are centre of attention as the new walkway runs between North Greenwich Station and the Riverboat Station, linking the two.

The Result

With only 6 weeks onsite, the project is now complete with all stakeholders delighted at the finished product.