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Goodluck Hope, London

Leviat has supplied its Ancon Masonry Support Systems, Cast-in Channels and Windposts as part of a new major residential development in East London. The products have been essential to the construction of the buildings, improving buildability on this time-sensitive residential project. 

Developed by Ballymore, Goodluck Hope is a new riverside neighbourhood consisting of 841 homes located directly adjacent to London City Island on the River Thames at Leamouth Peninsula. Ballymore’s masterplan includes 2,300m2 of commercial space alongside a restored Grade II-listed Orchard Dry Dock. Residents of the homes will be able to take advantage of convenient routes into the city as a new Thames Clippers service at Goodluck Hope makes Canary Wharf accessible in 17 minutes and London Bridge in 31 minutes.

Working alongside main contractor Lee Marley Brickwork, Leviat supplied its Ancon Masonry Support Systems, Cast-in Channels and Windposts to be used on the residential buildings. Leviat’s products were specified by the project’s engineers at OCSC Consulting Engineers, due to the versatility of the products.

Ancon MDC Systems create a continuous length of angle to support the outer leaf of masonry. This range of masonry support system can carry over 8 metres of brickwork and accommodate any width of cavity from 50mm in its standard form, making it a resourceful product for many projects. The masonry supports were bespoke designed to suit multiple requirements across the main blocks of the development. Leviat designed the support systems to accommodate mechanical ventilation ducts and balcony connections. Additionally, the double angle system was designed and employed to support the upper recessed brickwork. Leviat also designed special cleats on the MDC Systems to support recessed reveals at balcony connector positions.

Additionally, Leviat’s Ancon Windposts were used on the townhouses. Ancon Windposts are designed to span vertically between floors to provide lateral support for panels of brickwork. Windposts can be installed into either the inner leaf of blockwork or into the cavity leaving the blockwork undisturbed. They are designed to suit specific applications and are supplied complete with end connections and ties. On the townhouses, Leviat designed special parapet windposts which were fixed to joists, providing support and saving time on installation.

Leviat’s Ancon Cast-in Channels were also used on the townhouses. Ancon Cast-in Channels provide the adjustment required when fixing to concrete and can eliminate site drilling, improving buildability on projects. The design of the channels mean that nail holes aid the fixing to timber formwork, with the infill preventing the ingress of concrete during casting.

As evidenced by multiple bespoke designed products on this project, Leviat is a manufacturer whose products are truly versatile. On this occasion, Leviat’s Ancon Masonry Support Systems, Cast-in Channels and Windposts have enabled a fast, safe and strong construction to take place. Goodluck Hope is due to be complete in 2022, where residents will be able to benefit from a home built to a high standard.

This project has been crowned winner of the 'Large Housing Development' category at the 2022 Brick Awards, of which Leviat are proud sponsors.

Products Supplied

Masonry Support

Brick, block or stone cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel masonry support systems.

Cast-in Channels

Cast-in Channels range from simple self-anchoring slots for accepting restraint fixings to large capacity channels with integral anchors.

Windposts

Ancon Windposts are designed to span vertically between floors to provide lateral support for panels of brickwork.

Lintels

Ancon Lintels are manufactured from stainless steel and do not require any further corrosion protection.

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