Squeezing 120T of Rubble Through a Staircase
Main Contractor Parkeray
Programme 4 weeks
This works package commenced after a previous contractor had vacated site. FDS, alongside Main Contractor Parkeray, stepped in to complete residual strip-out of a disused 3 storey office block in Southwark. Remaining finishes and services were removed followed by significant quantities of masonry and block partitions. A masonry staircase spine wall was also due to be removed. FDS opened this up during the first day on site, leaving a natural and safe internal chute for demolition material. Dust was controlled throughout and at ground level plant extracted the material from the exclusion zone and transported to a yard where skips and grabs removed it from site.
The second phase of works involved enabling a new curtain walling and glazing to be installed at ground level and at parts of 1st and 2nd floors. Non-structural external cavity walls were removed in sequence with other trades to retain the security of the premises.