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Adelaide Wharf


Project Value


Client: Lend Lease

Type: Residential

Adelaide Wharf is a pioneering mixed tenure housing scheme located on Regent’s Canal in Hackney. It comprises of 147 new homes and 650 m2 of workspace.

It encompasses a sustainable, adaptable and well-designed structure set within a safe environment with communal facilities for all residents. Each apartment has an outdoor room part hung, part cantilevered out, over the streets. The building’s façade is composed of layers of roughly sawn large, that makes reference to the warehouses of parking crates that once occupied the site. Amongst the several awards that Adelaide Wharf has achieved are the ‘Housing Project of the Year 2009’, ‘Civic Trust Special Award for Best Housing Project 2009’ and the ‘DLA London Planning Awards for Best New Place To Live 2009’. At Adelaide Wharf, the project team have developed a high quality and sustainable building that brings a new urban density, scale and architectural quality to the area and provides an innovative prototype for future housing schemes.

Munnelly partnered with Lend Lease to provide a logistics, security and waste service to this project; with the patrol management system being the most effective element of the package. Munnelly Security believes that one of the core elements of providing an effective manned security service is performance monitoring of our personnel. Our patrol management system has been designed to ensure a quick, effective and reliable method of managing the patrol activities of our Security Officers. To assist our Clients with the patrolling and site security, Munnellys advised the use of a diester patrol system. This simple but effective system guarantees that security patrols are carried out 24 hours a day and is achieved by placing check points at key areas around the site.

Munnelly Logistics then linked the fire management plan with the patrol management system, allowing us to monitor fire signage and fire points. Any redundant signs would be removed, notice boards would be updated and inspections would take place. Night patrols were also recorded by the information gathered from the swipe points of areas checked. These areas were situated at the hoarding lines, gates, floor areas and any other key incident spots for fire, theft or vandalism. This was then updated onto the security plan and checked regularly for any common occurrences or issues of investigation. Every movement was seen on a patrol report which was available on request by the client.