149-151 Oxford Street, London

Situated within the sensitive Soho Conservation Area and undertaken throughout the entire London 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games, this challenging demolition and enabling works project consisting of various buildings up to 6-stories, was carried out within the tight confines of a site with over 40 individual Party Wall Awards.

Acting as Principal Contractor, the works included soft-strip and asbestos removal followed by careful dismantling and demolition techniques utilising mini and midi 360° excavators. Hand demolition and diamond saw cutting was employed on structures abutting third party properties as well as the installation of extensive Party Wall temporary works and weatherproofing.

Temporary works included high-level horizontal flying shores and basement level steel raking props on new concrete thrust blocks. Nigh on the entire site perimeter was underpinned to significant depths in order to allow a reduce level dig to be undertaken and the subsequent installation of a piling mat.

In order to avoid any disturbance to the busy Oxford Street frontage, all arisings were removed from site over a protected EDF substation, through a restricted opening and out onto a one-way side street.

These exceptionally challenging works were completed whilst accommodating the evolving design development for the overall redevelopment thus ensuring an efficient commencement for the follow-on Main Contractor.

Location:

Oxford Street, London

Client:

Cooperative Insurance Society

Project Value:

£1,320,000

Considerate Constructors National Site Awards 2014 - Bronze Award Winner

We are delighted to announce that following our recent nomination for a prestigious National Site Award we were successful in our endeavours picking up a Bronze award at the Ceremony held in London on 3rd April.

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H Smith (Engineers) Wins another National Considerate Constructors Award

It is our pleasure to announce that we are yet again winners at The National Considerate Constructors Awards, this year to be held at Plaisterers' Hall on the 3rd April 2014.

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