Edgson House

Location
Westminster, London
Client
Westminster Council

Edgson House, Ebury Bridge Road was a top down demolition project, the 8 storey block of flats was on the main Ebury bridge Road


The demolition involved the removal of all internal walls to allow temporary propping of the slabs to facilitate the use of an 8 ton demolition excavator and a gas powered Avante articulated loader on the floor for the demolition of the structure top down.

The initial phase was site set up and overseeing disconnection services for the council, this enabled a protective scaffold to be installed. Temporary works propping regime was employed over 3 floors and the lift shaft was adapted to be used as a drop zone.

A brokk was employed to partially remove the roof and chimney stacks thus enabling the crane to be able to lift into place and land the excavator. on the exposed slab. The excavator then pulverized the brick, concrete struck without the need for breaking therefore reducing noise and dust emissions.

The basement was removed and the whole area was backfilled in layers to make a temporary community area with temporary buildings on raft slabs for the local community.

Scope Of Works at Edgson House

• Temporary Works Design for Top Down
Demolition propping and sequencing
• Disconnection and isolation of services
• Environmental Monitoring
• Timber Hoarding
• Soft Strip
• Full Demolition Scaffold
• Enabling Works; Floor Propping & Well hole
formation
• Plant Room Removal
• Top down demolition utilising 8 ton
excavator and Avante gas powered
loader
• Demolition Robot and Hand Demolition
• Crushing concrete for pilling mat
• Concrete raft slabs poured for temporary
units.

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