Harbour Exchange

Canary Wharf, London
JCA Engineering Ltd
Award Date
May 2019
Completion Date
July 2019

Harbour Exchange was located in Canary Wharf, London. The building was a former 12 storey office block.

Our experienced team worked closely with the client during the pre-construction phase and highlighted the constraints of the project.

The roof area was only 200m2 but had limited space to operate due to the vast amount of plant that used to service the 12 storey office block.

With the adjacent offices being so close and remained live throughout the works we had to consider the noise output of the cold cutting tools.

Acoustic enclosures were setup where possible to reduce the noise levels.

The main challenges we faced on this project was the access/egress and the restriction of no hot cutting works allowed.

To overcome this we utilised the tower crane for lifts and tried to keep the lifts as large as possible to reduce the amount of cold cuts required. This enabled us to keep the HAVS to a minimum and keep the programme on time. With the limited space on the ground floor we had to load the lorries straight from the lift and process the materials back at Pinden Recycling.

The project was a great success delivered on time and within budget.

Scope of Works at Harbour Exchange

  • Dismantle and remove all roof top plant and associated pipework
  • No hot works were allowed so it all had to be done using cold cutting techniques
  • Tower crane to remove all processed material to the ground floor
  • Removal of waste

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