Cheval Moreau

Knightsbridge, London
Bennett Construction
Award Date
June 2018
Completion Date
January 2019

Cheval Moreau was located opposite Harrods on the busy Brompton Road in Knightsbridge London. The building was a former 5 storey office block that was being converted in luxury apartments.

Our experienced team worked closely with the client during the pre-construction phase and highlighted constraints involved with the desired demolition methodology, due to the access constraints of a pedestrian footpath, live shops and a main red route.

A large gantry frame was designed spanning over the footpath by 8m to allow waiting loads in the adjacent loading bay.

The scope of works was extensive, detailing a full soft strip operation, temporary works installations, Basement & Roof plant removal and Hand/Robotic Demolition.

The main challenges we faced on this project was the access/egress and the two live shops on the ground floor level. The project required a lot of structural alterations so we needed a lot of water for suppression. To prevent water ingress to the shops we installed a waterproof membrane to the 1st floor level with a ply top to prevent puncturing the membrane. With good planning and constant communication the project was a success and completed on time and within budget.

Scope of Works at Cheval Moreau

  • Degassing of A/C units
  • Waterproof membrane to the 1st floor to prevent water ingress to the live Waitrose and Sainsburys at Ground Floor
  • Soft Strip back to shell and core
  • Screed Removal to Toilet areas
  • Structural alterations
  • 2no Lift and running gear removal
  • Structural bird cage to stairs and stair core removal
  • Temporary works to enable structural column removal
  • Removal of Plant room and top floor using 2no Brokk machines
  • Roof plant removal
  • Basement plant removal

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