Case studies

Park Crescent

General Demolition successfully delivered the enabling works at the picturesque office building on Park Crescent.

Project Overview

General Demolition delivered the enabling works at Park Crescent, working within the live environment for the entire nine-week programme.

Park Crescent’s history dates back to its original architect John Nash, the pioneer of picturesque architecture. The history and look of the building made Park Crescent the ideal niche development that our client was striving for.

Scope of works

When General Demolition began the project, there was works at an adjacent site at 92-96 Portland Place. A full-time electrician was employed on-site to identify, isolate and protect all the electric, phone and cable services that passed through the demolition area and into the residential areas.

Firstly, we stripped the existing building of all redundant M&E services, following the M&E Consultant specification. Then, we removed all partitions, non-load bearing walls, suspended ceilings, raised access floors, floor and wall finishes and all internal doors.

To secure the works areas, we installed doors and screens in common areas. This also served to protect residents and members of the public.

Following General Demolition’s safe working policies, we completed the enabling works contract with no reported incidents. Also, we achieved a recycling rate of 96%. A key challenge of the works was maintaining the services to the residents in the building and carrying out noisy works within agreed time shifts to accommodate the residents and adjoining court offices. Zero complaints from neighbours or third parties proved this is precisely what General Demolition achieved.

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