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85 fleet st, CITY OF LONDON

Located in the heart of London, close to the iconic St Paul's Cathedral, the 85 Fleet Street Dilapidations Contract was undertaken to restore and transform a prestigious office building. The project involved a comprehensive strip-out and dilapidations works program to bring the property back to its original condition. This overview highlights the key aspects of the project, including planning, health and safety measures, environmental management, and the scope of works.

1. Planning and Preparation:


To commence the project, a thorough refurbishment and demolition (R&D) survey was conducted to assess the building's condition and identify areas requiring attention. Based on the survey findings, a Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan (CPP) was prepared, accompanied by a comprehensive Risk Assessment and Method Statement (RAMS). The project team was diligently briefed on all health and safety aspects, ensuring their understanding of associated risks. Every team member acknowledged their comprehension by signing the RAMS, affirming their commitment to safe and efficient work practices.

2. Site Logistics and Environmental Management:


A site logistics plan was developed to streamline the strip-out, demolition, and enabling works phase. This plan encompassed efficient material transportation, storage arrangements, and waste disposal strategies. In parallel, a Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) was created, aiming to anticipate the project's carbon footprint. To ensure accurate monitoring, the team recorded the carbon footprint weekly and per project, presenting the information during the weekly progress meetings with clients.

3. Statutory Compliance and Site Setup:


Following statutory notifications, the necessary health and safety installations, signage, and guidance were implemented to ensure compliance with regulations. The site setup involved the erection or repurposing of site hoardings, a site canteen, changing rooms, and other welfare facilities, creating a conducive work environment for the upcoming phases.

4. Scope of Strip-Out and Dilapidations Works:

The strip-out and dilapidations works were executed meticulously, addressing various aspects of the building. The key tasks undertaken included:

  • Surveying and identifying all tenant-installed condensers, including those serving comms rooms and office areas, along with associated components such as pipework, electrical supplies, and controls.

  • Safely decommissioning and de-gassing all split systems, removing units, ancillaries, Roof Pro systems, controls, fixtures, and refrigerant pipework.

  • Removing redundant fixtures and entirety of refrigerant pipework for identified tenant split and VRV/VRF systems.

  • Stripping back all tenant-installed electrical services, containment, and cabling to the distribution board.

  • Isolating and disconnecting tenant-installed water services and drainage, capping off services to minimize dead legs.

  • Stripping out tenant-installed point-of-use water heaters and removing them from the site.

  • Isolating and removing tenant-installed small power services, including power in partitions, underfloor power tracks, cabling, tracks, floor boxes, floor grommets, and containment back to the tenant distribution boards in the riser cupboards.

  • Isolating and stripping back tenant-installed lighting systems, including luminaires, cabling, containment, and control gear to the tenant distribution boards in the riser cupboards.

  • Isolating and removing tenant-installed lighting controls, including cabling, control modules, and area controllers to the tenant control panel location in the riser cupboards.

  • Removing tenant-installed high-level mechanical power, including isolators, cabling, containment, and control gear, back to the tenant distribution boards in the riser cupboards, adhering to BS7671 standards.

  • Removing tenant-installed telecoms and data installations, including additional RJ45 outlets, cabling

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