The project was divided into 3 phases:
Phase 1: Asbestos removal and soft strip to Marble Arch Tower, the Odeon Cinema and the low level surrounding buildings.
Phase 2: Demolition of Marble Arch Tower, the Odeon Cinema and the low level surrounding buildings.
Phase 3: Ground work including Temporary Works installation (sheet pile and propping), basement wall & slab demolition and pile matt construction.
Given the nature of the structure, Erith executed a range of methodologies to ensure the building was carefully deconstructed within its footprint. Methodologies included sequential controlled top-down demolition, mechanical methods and demolition utilising an ultra-high reach excavator – all of which were undertaken to pave way for a £400M mixed used development comprising of residential, office and retail premises. The busy urban area in which the works were undertaken placed a particular focus within our methodology. The site was located at the West End of Oxford Street, adjacent to the iconic Marble Arch and bound by Oxford Street, Edgware Road and Bryanston Street. As a result, our Traffic Management Plans and Neighbourhood Liaison Strategy was pivotal in the successful delivery of this prestigious contract.