66 Shoe Lane, London

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: Endurance Land
Project: 66 Shoe Lane, London

Brief Description:

In the capacity of Principal Contractor, KpH Deconstruction undertook this 15 week Strip Out and Enabling project at 66 Shoe Lane in London, working with Quantum Consulting on behalf of our client, Endurance Land. The site is a vacant 10-storey building, covering 15,000 m².

The Strip Out works were complex due to the size and location of some exceptionally large and hard-wearing items such as Generators, Chillers and Plant within the building. The ideal solution (of using a crane to lift Heavy Plant from the Roof) was not possible; therefore our Team had to use specialist techniques and tools to cut the Plant into manageable pieces, then lower each piece through a duct opening in the Roof to the 8th Floor lifts, where they could be safely transported out of the building on wheelie bins. KpH also organised the installation of a scaffold gantry to aide in the removal of waste.

We maintained live services for the local businesses throughout the works and put a Traffic Marshall in place to safely coordinate vehicle movements. A daily litter pick-up was organised by KpH at the building’s rear entrance and was greatly appreciated by the local community.

Considerate Contractors Scheme – Performance Beyond Compliance Certificate

This project was subject to the Considerate Constructors Scheme. Our Project Team achieved an award of Performance Beyond Compliance in recognition of the achievements made regarding the Schemes code of practice, a few of which have been detailed below:

Respect for the Community

We achieved a mark of “excellent” in this category by successfully minimising disruption to the local community and active businesses on the Ground Floor. The auditor was particularly impressed by our provisions for communication. We introduced ourselves to local businesses prior to works commencing and made sure that all interested parties were given our contact details in the event of any concerns or queries. We also supported local businesses by encouraging our workforce to use their services.

Our Project Team on site raised £155.00 for our “Help the Homeless this Winter” campaign by arranging lunchtime Ping Pong Tournaments. A total of £810.00 was donated by KpH Group to the charity, The Passage, including 20 large bags of clothes, blankets, shoes, food and toiletries collected from our sites.

Protect the Environment

The auditor was pleased with our performance and highlighted the following key areas which he considered us to be exceptional: we have recycled 100% of our demolition waste from site; we are eliminating the use of plastic cups and other non-recyclable plastics; our workforce are well informed of our Environmental objectives; we encourage our workforce to engage with Sustainability campaigns; and we monitor our carbon footprint.

Securing Everyone’s Safety

We scored an 9 out of 9 in this category and our safety standards were marked as “exceptional” by the auditor. We believe this evidences our high level of commitment to Health and Safety. We achieved a perfect score for some of the following key reasons: the ample number of First Aiders on site; our regularly updated safety plans; twice weekly safety inspections; and the implementation of initiatives to ensure continued safety improvements (these include safety Toolbox Talks with topics such as Manual Handling, Slips, Trips and Falls).

Scope of Works

The works comprised of the Strip Out of all floors back to core; including the removal of:

  • 1No 7 tonne Generator and 2No 8 tonne Chillers;
  • 2No 5 tonne Generators, a 100,000 litre (approx.) Sprinkle Tank and 2No 10,000 litre Diesel Tanks from the Basement;
  • Lift and Lift Shaft;
  • Roof Top Plant;
  • 80 tonnes of material made up of 4No Air Handling Units (AHU), Boilers, Ductwork and Pipework;
  • Atrium Glazing and Framework.