Case studies

Finsbury Circus

Project Overview

This impressive corner building was originally constructed in the 1900s and subsequently refurbished in the 1980s, retaining the original façade. General Demolition was contracted to by M3 Construction to undertake the complete strip out of the internal offices in preparation for a new phase of redevelopment.

Scope of works

In the first phase of the project, all 6 floors were completely stripped, of partition walls, ceilings, electrics & plumbing with additional plant removed from the basement and roof. To minimise disruption to the public, temporary access was cut through to parts of the ground floor normally only accessible via shop entrances, these were also cleared for refitting.

In preparation for the ongoing construction, MSA were contracted to undertake 3D scanning of the building structure and required access to each newly stripped floor on a very strict deadline. General Demolition adhered to their schedule by liaising with the surveyors and working methodically to clear floors as required.

With the extensive refurbishment of Liverpool Street station and the local redevelopment of Finsbury Park, liaison with local construction projects and neighbouring businesses was critical. The adjacent Solicitors were a primary concern as they were between two active construction projects. Both projects were required to synchronise work at keep noise disturbance within the regulatory 2 hours slots.

Waste management and recycling

All arisings were removed via a first-floor loading gantry built to allow continued use of the pedestrian walkway beneath. Material was moved in large wheeled bins in the existing internal lifts and manually sorted into waste streams on the first floor ready for recycling.

Up to 8 lorries a day were required to remove arisings, however with limited road access, it was imperative that there was no overlap in the arrival and departure of lorries. Loads had to be accurately scheduled in advance, estimating the level of each waste stream to coincide with the arrival of each lorry. Except for a small amount of non-notifiable asbestos and insulation, all arisings were recycled and we achieved 99% recycling rate.

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