73 Brook Street

PROJECT DETAILS

Principal Contractor:
General Demolition

Client:
Clivedale Ventures Ltd

Project Manager:
Clivedale Ventures Ltd

CDM Coordinator:
Bruce Shaw Management Service Ltd

Mechanical and Electrical Engineer:
DSA Engineering Ltd

Structural Enginner:
WSP Group Ltd

Project Summary

General Demolition was appointed as Principal Contractor by Clivedale Ventures to complete the full demolition of a six storey office block in the prestigious area of Mayfair, London.

To enable the construction of the new headquarters to begin, the current building had to be demolished. In November 2014 General Demolition was charged with the 7 month task of demolishing the 1970’s building to ground floor slab level, as well as facilitating the necessary temporary works needed for the demolition to take place. The external elevations of the building were fully enclosed with protection scaffolds and clad with monoflex sheeting to ensure the highest levels of safety.

The surrounding buildings were a mixture of Grade 1 listed with a private club to one side, a commercial company to the other and a couple of private residences to the rear. The famous Savile Club was situated next door and a major London Underground tunnel was only 30 metres below the surface of the site itself. It was clear from the outset that great care needed to be taken at every step of the demolition to ensure disturbances to a minimum.

To guarantee the least amount of disruption, General Demolition needed to ensure the work was carried out in a safe and considerate manner. Keeping the lines of communication flowing was also key with a perfect example being the special arrangements that were made with the neighbouring Savile Club to keep noise to a minimum during the Savile Club’s busy lunchtime period of 12 noon until 2pm.

In keeping with General Demolition’s safe working policies, the contract at No. 73 Brook Street is currently on track for completion in June 2015 and with zero reportable incidents to date, neighbouring parties are happy to confirm that they’ve got no complaints.

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