Victoria Station
We were employed by the Taylor Woodrow and Bam Nuttall joint venture to demolish a number of buildings to enable the construction of a new ticket hall to Victoria Underground Station.

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.

Technical Challenge
Within the two storey building, there was a draft relief shaft from the Victoria Line. This structure required deconstructing down to ground level with appropriate protection works completed before the demolition works could commence.

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.

The demolition of this building also included the installation of temporary works (both party wall and retaining wall) and subsequent removal of the basement slab.  All temporary works were designed by our in-house consultancy, Swanton Consultant.
The demolition of the six storey building was carried out by hand as the building was adjacent to the Victoria Palace Theatre. The management of third parties was a key aspect of the delivery of the project which required regular interface with theatre management and statutory bodies alike.
Party Wall

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.

Pile Mat

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.

Summary of service
Asbestos Removal
Engineering and Geotechnical
Haulage and Logistics