sTRIPOUT LONDON PROJECTS
The Whitechapel building was a very large project in the City of London consisting of 3 basement levels.
We facilitated the removal of numerous passenger and goods lifts, weights and running gear. The removal of large escalators and a huge volume of mechanical and electrical (M&E) strip out.
This included the complete electrical strip out of entire floors, underfloor services, high level services, risers and electrical cupboards.
The complete strip out of numerous plant rooms. Boiler removals, generator removals, fuel tank removals, HVAC and ductwork strip out, mechanical services strip out and networking / computer room strip out.
Following the acceptance by the client of our site specific construction phase health and safety plan, site logistics plan and construction environmental management plan.
We commenced a full site setup of the Tower House strip out project. Electrical and mechanical isolations were carried out. Temporary power and welfare facilities installed and the site made ready for the strip out works.
The work area was across the top 3 levels of the building where all lightweight internal partitions were demolished and glazed partitions were deconstructed. Floor finishes were removed and raised access flooring removed.
All underfloor services were removed and all high level services and bulkheads removed to enable the installation of new services.
At the Science Museum in South Kensington we undertook a soft strip out of the Food for Thought Exhibition.
It consisted of removal of large glazing sheets, removal of timber partitioning and exhibit enclosures. Removal of floor finishes to the large exhibit area. Dismantling and removal of a large ships wheelhouse as part of the nearby maritime exhibition and general rubbish, furniture and office removals.
Due to the nature of the project, tremendous care was taken to reduce the amount of dust caused by the the strip out and deconstruction works. In addition, the work area was sealed so that no dust was able to leave the work area.
Our works were carried out out of hours because the debris had to be transported through another exhibition and into the the goods lift to the loading bay area.
Located in the heart of the West End, the Central synagogue in London was another prestigious, but complicated project in the basement underneath the main synagogue hall.
First we initiated a full site setup, established that a refurbishment and demolition survey had been undertaken previously. Formulated a site specific construction phase health and safety plan, site logistics plan and a construction environmental management plan. We submitted the necessary statutory notifications, health and safety installations, signage and guidance. Site hoardings, site canteen, changing rooms and other site welfare facilities were erected or repurposed ready for the works phase.
In the works phase we first undertook a soft strip out of the offices, classrooms, kitchens, function hall, WC's and lobby area to make way for the extensive structural alterations, demolition and renovation works.
Following the soft strip out, we instructed structural engineers to design a temporary works schedule and design in order to adequately support areas where structural alterations were to be undertaken.
The Stripout of Searcys Champagne Bar in St Pancras International Station had to be carried out overnight due to the busy station concourse during normal hours.
The soft strip out consisted of removing heavy set seating booths, partitioning, bar stools, privacy glass, waitress points and fire exit partitions.
Following the removal of furniture we were instructed to remove the bar's catering equipment, sinks, fridges, stainless steel work surfaces and bar top and fascia.
Working in an occupied building our experience and expertise helps us keep all members of the general public as well as our own staff and contractors safe.
Of particular risk on this project was the high voltage overhead cable that feeds the adjacent Eurostar platform. There is also a balustrade that has a risk of falling debris onto the busy ground floor concourse below.