Parker Tower

Location
Holborn, London
Client
BNP Paribas

Parker Tower was an office tower located on Parker Street adjacent to Kingsway. Parker Street runs parallel with Great Queen Street through to Covent Garden.

The project consisted of a 14 storey hexagonal office tower block with a 2 storey podium and a connecting 2 storey Public House formerly known as The Newton Arms. The site was on a small envelope with restricted access and close residential and commercial buildings.

Scope of Works at Parker Tower

  • Asbestos Removal
  • Service isolations and diversions
  • Environmental monitoring; 3no noise, 3no dust and 2no vibration monitoring machines
  • Strip Out Works
  • Temporary Works
  • Demolition of the 3 storey podium and retention of the party wall and basement walls using steel temporary props
  • Retention of the floor slabs and columns to be integrated into the new construction works using temporary works and saw cutting
  • Demolition of the Public House using Brokk machines and disconnecting the pub from the main tower
  • Scaffold encapsulation of the main 14 storey tower with 2 tonne hoist
  • 14 storey concrete external fire escape staircase removal using Brokk 90 machine
  • Curtain walling façade removal using mechanical aids
  • Demolition of the plant room and 13th Floor using 2no Brokk 180 machines

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