126 Harley Street, London

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: Buxton Building Contractors
Project: 126 Harley Street, London

Brief Description

KpH undertook this 4 week Strip Out and Enabling project at Harley Street in Marylebone, London, on behalf of Buxton Building Contractors. No. 126 is a 6 storey, protected, Grade II listed building and is situated in a Conservation Area.

KpH took all appropriate steps to comply with the relevant Grade II listed regulations and made sure that the remaining listed features and structure was preserved and protected. This included the removal, for re-use, of lights, fittings, doors, architraves, skirting boards and floor boards from the Basement up to Floor 4. The disposable items, which required careful dismantling and specialist techniques to remove, were the lathe and plaster walls, the kitchen (including floor and wall tiles) and brick Basement walls.

Due to the house being situated within the Harley Street Conservation Zone, and being under the remit of the Westminster City Council’s Code of Construction, KpH had to tailor the works to meet the required codes of conduct and regulations for that area. Noisy works were restricted to a “two hours on, two hours off” routine, which meant the use of power tools and other than lightweight hand tools outside of these times was not permitted. Regular communication with the surrounding community and careful planning of our noisy work was therefore imperative to maintain good working relationships and prevent unwarranted disturbance to local businesses and residents.

Scope of Works

The careful removal (for re-use) of the following from the Basement to Floor 4:

  • Lights, Fittings and Fittings;
  • Doors;
  • Architraves;
  • Skirting Boards and Floor Boards.

The strip out and disposal of the following:

  • Lathe and Plaster from internal and external Walls;
  • the Kitchen (including floor and wall Tiles);
  • brick Basement Walls;
  • Ceiling Services (Basement only);
  • Asphalt and Lead from timber Roof.