The works involved the demolition of a 6 storey concrete framed tower block over Victoria's significant below ground infrastructure. In addition to this, we completed the careful demolition of the substructure plus removal of the foundation piles in close proximity to a live UKPN substation.
Prior to deconstructing the vent shaft structure, an internal scaffold protection platform was constructed utilising a rope access system incorporating a bespoke design and construction method. All approvals were gained through detailed meetings with LUL and associated parties. The works were phased to suit the overall construction programme.
Temporary propping was installed to the party wall adjacent to the theatre, and this system was installed ahead of the commencement of demolition works. In addition to temporary steelwork, the party wall was weatherproofed with felt, ensuring the weathertightness of the structure for the duration of the project.
Following the demolition, we were contracted to carry out pile probing and the construction of a pile mat across the site.
Throughout the works we conducted environmental monitoring, compliant with “Westminster’s code of construction practice” and in addition to this, real time vibration monitoring of the surrounding buildings and below ground assets was installed. The results of which were downloaded and reports were issued to the joint venture weekly.