Martin Arnold are proud to have successfully completed the refurbishment of the Smart Mobility Living Laboratory, situated on the Royal Arsenal just yards away from our head office.

DG Cities are an urban innovation company specialising in the integration of ‘smart city’ technologies. The Smart Mobility Living Laboratory at the Royal Arsenal is the base for London’s research and development of autonomous vehicles. The facility is operated by TRL and is already delivering a service and running trials, being supported by The Royal Borough of Greenwich, Transport for London and world leading organisations such as Cisco, Cubic, London Legacy Development Corporation and University of Loughborough.

  • Client

    DG Cities

  • Contractor

    APC Building Services

  • Contract Value


  • Duration

    5 months

  • Address

    14 Victory Parade, Plumstead Rd, London SE18 6FL

Martin Arnold were appointed to develop the specification, manage the procurement and act as Contract Administrator throughout the project. Our role involved detailed liaison with many specialists to ensure that the needs and requirements of the clients and potential end users were captured within the space. Part of the space was transformed into the vehicle laboratory whist the other part was converted into a useable office space, entertainment space, data centre and data control room. Martin Arnold worked with the client to ensure that their brand was the forefront of the design, transforming the space into a vibrant office environment with a clean, modern and technologically advanced workshop/laboratory space for end users.

The project was delivered on time, within budget, and to an extremely high quality finish, which was achieved throughout a difficult year with the restrictions of COVID-19 and challenging working conditions.

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