Cheval Moreau

Location
Knightsbridge, London
Client
Bennett Construction
Award Date
June 2018
Completion Date
January 2019
Value
£500k

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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