The Belfry Shopping Centre, Redhill

Strip Out and Enabling

Client: Wates Group
Project: The Belfry Shopping Centre, Redhill

Brief Description

KpH have completed a 12 week strip-out, demolition and enabling project at the Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill for our client, Wates. The project comprised the amalgamation of Units 17 and 18 at the Lower Mall Level and Units 24 – 29 at the Upper Mall Level into one unit for a major retail chain.

Key challenges were working around live services and active retails units, and successfully managing noise pollution. This was achieved by liaising closely with the Shopping Centre Management Team to arrange works during times that caused least disruption to the building users, and implementing efficient noise reduction systems, using equipment with low noise emissions.

Scope of Works

The following works were carried out in Units 17, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of the Belfry Shopping Centre (to varying degrees):

  • Strip out all remaining shop fit; including internal partitions, wall linings, doors, joinery, cubicle partitions, kitchens and remaining loose furniture, fittings, display shelving, racks, counters; making good all perimeter walls.
  • Demolition and dismantling of masonry walls.
  • Removal of suspended / plasterboard ceilings.
  • Removal of all exposed rainwater pipes.
  • Removal of floor finishes: vinyl, carpet, tiled, timber, terazzo flooring
  • Removal of existing blockwork internal party walls and joinery.
  • Stripping out of existing bonded screeds (100mm thick) including all mechanical stripping
  • Removal of Shopfronts including window, stall riser and roller shutter
  • Forming opening in existing reinforced concrete slab between Basement and Lower Mall.

Additional Works undertaken were as follows:

  • Forming several openings in existing reinforced concrete slab between Lower Mall and Upper Mall and another between the Upper Mall and the Roof Level Car Park;
  • Protection for all new slab openings.
  • Dismantling and removal of existing steel and floor grillage including, all associated works, temporary propping.