Access and egress from the building was a particular challenge that we overcame when delivering the contract. Due to the nature of the live business activities at Shell Tower, we could not utilise space on the ground floor for waste bins or a material laydown area. All deliveries were meticulously planned, taking into consideration other contractors on site and were transported from the ground floor to the 11th floor utilising a hoist before being distributed throughout the building.
We successfully managed the closure of floors where works were taking place, mitigating any adverse impact on building occupants. As the building remained occupied, works were conducted both day and night. Night works were undertaken to ensure little or no disruption to the daily operations during normal working hours. Areas where night works were carried out included the main reception area, lift shafts and various other areas on occupied floors throughout the 27 floors and three sub-basement levels.
Due to the space constraints, a purpose-built DCU was constructed within the basement area to facilitate all operatives.
Asbestos was removed from locations including: