Bedfont Lakes

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: Scottish Widows
Project: Bedfont Lakes, Building B2
Project Value: £758,000
Brief Description

Three-phased major Enabling and Strip Out project spanning 13,000 m² and turning the building back to core. Additional complex dismantling, demolition and enabling works involving the breaking out of concrete slab

Phase 1

Generally the works involved the Internal soft strip of all fixtures and fittings across the 13,000m² footprint of the building. Additional works included:

  • Breaking out and removal of floor screeds in designated areas of the ground and lower ground floors utilising a Brokk 90 specialist remote controlled demolition robot
  • The environmental clean-up and disposal of bird guano
  • Dismantling and removal of a mezzanine floor
  • Breakdown, dismantling and removal of 600-tonnes of mechanical plant from the roof areas
  • The careful breaking out of concrete columns within the auditorium

Phase 2 – Works Involved:

  • Breaking out and removal of substantial concrete plinths within plant rooms
  • Dismantling and deconstruction of internal steel stair wells and concrete supports, utilising a hand held hydraulic concrete crushing machine
  • Breakout and remove from site of precast concrete floor planks and reinforced concrete
  • Dismantling and removal of 2,000m² of suspended glass atrium roof
  • Dismantling and removal of 3 No. glass constructed lifts and associated hydraulic rams and lift shafts
  • Dismantling and removal of associated internal suspension link bridges and walkways adjoining the lifts

Phase 3 – Works Involved:

  • Diamond floor sawing and carefully breaking out existing concrete beam foundations back to existing pile caps to enable new piling configuration
  • Removal of double skin concrete block wall surrounding the atrium
  • Removal of 2,000m² of concrete floors at ground level to enable pilling construction to infill existing atrium space
  • Break out reinforced concrete slab over lift pit motor room utilising one of several crash decks erected during the project
  • Dismantling, removal and disposal of goods lifts including hydraulic equipment, rams and lift shafts, hydraulic oil storage tanks and associated steel frame work
  • Breaking out and removal of concrete roof top plant room walls and roofs
  • Opening up of concrete floors to form new risers