The works enabled the refurbishment and extension of Space House, in order to provide high quality office space with modern, flexible retail space at ground floor level.
On completion of these works, the top two floors of Kemble Tower were dismantled for reuse with numerous structural alterations to both buildings.
Swanton Consulting designed a bespoke temporary works solution to facilitate these works, allowing the T pieces to be lifted down via stillages, for further transport off site to complete a refurbishment scope and later, future reinstatement.
Throughout the project, UKPN required safe 24 hour access to the basement switch room. Together with a live transformer room and various HV, fibre and telecommunications and government cabling running through or adjacent to the site. Works were carefully planned and carried out to avoid any disruption to the supplies powering Covent Garden and Kingsway during the works.
The commencement of works coincided with the start of the pandemic, meaning that alterations had to be made to processes and procedures on site to ensure government guidelines and company protocols were followed. Despite the potential for delays, works were completed in a very short time scale to the complete satisfaction of the client.