Case studies

315 Lavender Hill

Project Overview

The Arding and Hobbs flagship building is a Grade II Listed building in Clapham Junction currently accomodating a TK Maxx and was formally home to Debenhams.

It was constructed in 1910 in an Edwardian Baroque style and, as one of South London’s first purpose-built department stores, it is an important historical landmark. Significant measures were taken to protect the heritage and historically listed elements of the building.

Scope of works

Our responsibility throughout these works were to strip the building back to its shell, including all existing mechanical and electrical engineering services. An integral part of the strip out process was the careful adjustment of the central sprinkler system and the requirement for an aligned fire strategy with incumbent tenants.

We understood the importance of insuring TK Maxx could continue to operate without inconvenience and took the necessary steps to ensure any live surfaces were investigated thoroughly, highlighted extensively and monitored continually throughout the works.

General Demolition recognise that neighbour relations and engagement is a crucial aspect to making any project successful, so traffic, personal accessibility and communication was tightly managed.

Waste management and recycling

We are proud of our waste management process and endeavour to recycle over 95% of all site waste, ensuring alignment with BREEAM targets.

Our devised waste removal plan on this project minimised risk and inconvenience to TK Maxx, residential neighbours, pedestrians and cyclists. Through our Second Life Scheme we work together in partnership with a number of furniture recycling charities and social initiatives to maximise opportunities for re-use.

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