17 Portland Place, London

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: Equals Consulting
Project: 17 Portland Place, London

Brief Description

Working as a Principal Contractor for Duchess Investments Holdings and cost consultancy firm, Equals Consulting, KpH undertook this 6 week Strip Out and Enabling project at 17 Portland Place in London.  17 Portland Place was built in 1770 and is an end of terrace, Grade II listed building consisting of six floors (including a Basement). It was last used as an office, which was vacant when KpH arrived to strip out the building.

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 walls, ceilings (which incorporated painted art work panels, ornate roses and decorative mouldings), doors, staircase, fire place and floorboards. The nature of Grade II listed status, and the careful dismantling and specialist techniques that were required to protect the building during works, meant that noise pollution was kept very low, preventing any disturbance to the neighbours.

Waste movements needed to be managed sensitively due to the proximity of residential neighbours. Newsletters were handed out to interested parties to keep them appraised of our works, and to make sure that they had an open channel of communication for queries or issues. The Site Team also successfully managed the works whilst maintaining a shared fire escape route for the neighbouring property.

The project was delivered on time and to the Client’s specification.

Scope of Works

Works comprised the strip out and removal of the following across all floors:

  • lifts and associated running gear;
  • floor coverings, underfloor services, suspended ceilings, lighting and associated conduits;
  • partitions walls and plasterboard;
  • Toilets and Kitchenettes;
  • redundant M&E;
  • air-conditioning units and condensers;
  • Plant Room.

We also maintained the Fire Alarm System.