Battersea UKPN Monitoring, London, UK

Key Achievements

•Design a Monitoring scheme to meet project specification
•Installation of automatic instrumentation and carry out manual surveys
•Design and Planning to ensure project criteria was fulfilled

The project

Battersea Power Station, which was fully decommissioned in 1983, and given Grade II building status, is being redeveloped as part of a seven-phased, £8bn worth redevelopment project. The project is located opposite Chelsea, about one mile from the Houses of Parliament, and about 400m stretch of the site is directly oriented towards River Thames.

The Development will provide shops, offices, luxury apartments & penthouses within the power station building and surround it with more apartment blocks.

The challenge

To provide a near real time monitoring system of underground UKPN utility tunnels whilst the new development works above progress.

The solution

Design and installation of monitoring scheme consisting of wireless tilt meters and vibration sensors backed up with manual survey every fortnight when access is granted.

The automatic system provides data to engineers on daily basis while the manual survey carried out every other week confirms the overall settlement of the tunnels.