Horniman Museum

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: CBRE Ltd
Project: Horniman Museum, London

Brief Description

KpH Deconstruction successfully completed an 10 week Strip-Out and Enabling works project in the South Hall Gallery at the Horniman Museum in London

The Horniman Museum stayed open through-out the works therefore particular care had to be taken to prevent works, dust or noise from disturbing or inconveniencing Staff (from carrying out their usual duties) or the members of the public (from the enjoyment of the live exhibits).

Special screening was put up to prevent dust or damage to the exhibits and special arrangements were made with the Museum to make sure noisy works were only carried out during the least disruptive hours of the day.

Scope of Works

Works included the strip out and removal of the following:

  • Plant;
  • Leadwork and Roof Substrate (for new roof lights) and Steelwork between Penthouse Lanterns;
  • Solid Walls;
  • Parquet Flooring and Other Floor Coverings;
  • Suspended Ceiling;
  • Fixtures and Fittings;
  • Showcase Furniture (which were carefully removed with specialist glass management equipment).

Other works included the forming of a new opening in an existing brickwork wall so that a PC concrete lintol could be installed.

Hoarding and Protective Screening was erected (for dust management and protection of the exhibits and the safety of staff/visitors).