Abbeymead Building ltd, A Chartered Building Company( CBC) ,were contracted to carry out the refurbishment of the Headquarters of a prestigious London design agency in an Iconic Building located in the West End.
The building had won many design awards during construction and the refurbishment was to be sympathetic to original design intent.
Works consisted of New Electrical and Data installation, Air Conditioning installation, new raised access flooring and carpets, breakout kitchens to each floor, refurbished public areas and escape routes, Restaurant refurbishment and Decorations to the entire building including new office furniture.
The refurbishment works were to be carried out in a live environment, in phases ,with the works rotating around the floors as the occupant were moved from different zones allowing the works to be completed on a 3 week phase period per zone.
The works involved a high level of Planning and safety was paramount as the buildings occupants, which at times approach 600 people, had to be able to work in a safe dust free environment.
The existing Lift used for Vertical transportation and deliveries and removals had to be carefully scheduled
Being a member of RoSPA Abbeymead undertook the role of Principle Contractor and directed the clients in house safety team and domestic sub-contractors.
A Permit to work system (PTW) was strictly enforced
The project also involved a number of high level access requirements and innovative
Solutions were required.
Abbeymead team were trained to use super lightweight cherry pickers to access the 6 storey atrium roof to enable cleaning and decoration works to be undertaken.Further works were undertaken by specialist abseil teams
Refurbishment works to critical areas were carried out either out of hours or during strictly controlled shutdown periods were noisy works were contained to avoid disturbance
The works were completed during a 48 week period with zero accidents