Robust traffic management plans were implemented, and a neighbourhood liaison team was put in place to ensure all stakeholders remained satisfied throughout the duration of the works.
Based in the heart of West Kensington, in the Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, it plays host to a wide range of international trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and sporting events.
Our role was to carry out initial works ahead of a major redevelopment, including new entertainment venues, restaurants, shops, cafés, hotels and office space.
Because the job took place in 2020, stringent COVID-19 measures were necessary.
These included a thorough COVID-19 management plan, which was consistently reviewed and updated to comply with government guidelines.
Laing O’Rourke engaged us at the earliest possible opportunity to allow value engineering and collaboratively determine a fixed scope of works. The PCSA period provided an opportunity to ensure all licenses and agreements were in place, and robust relationships were established with the businesses and museums located around the site.
Following the completion of a survey and prior to commencing soft strip works, our asbestos removal team removed all asbestos-containing materials.
To facilitate the redevelopment, Olympia Central – a four-storey exhibition and events space constructed in 1930 – was demolished behind a retained façade.
Swanton Consulting, our in-house temporary works design team, was engaged to design the extensive façade retention scheme and basement temporary works, piling feasibility and craneage.
We collaborated with PAYE, a heritage specialist, to successfully undertake the heritage works involved with the stripping and reinstatement of the original art deco façade.