The Hoo, Hampstead

Strip Out and Enabling Works

Client: Gardiner & Theobald
Project: The Hoo, Hampstead

Brief Description:

In the capacity of Principal Contractor, KpH Deconstruction undertook this 7 week Strip Out and Enabling project at The Hoo in Hampstead, working alongside Gardiner and Theobald.

Project Overview:

The Hoo is a large detached house in the Hampstead area of the London Borough of Camden. An early design in the Queen Anne style by the architect Horace Field, it was built 1888–90 and altered 1987–88.

It is a Grade II listed building. The site was used as a mental health hospital consisting of offices, consultation rooms, and welfare facilities.

The building is separated into four distinct areas: the Main Family House, the new Link block; the Lodge and the existing 1980s extension called the Annexe. Scope included the strip-out of designated areas and finishes to facilitate the removal of accessible M&E.  Many of the areas that required access for removal were hidden behind listed features including services beneath the listed hardwood flooring.

Due care and attention and a considerate approach was adopted to these listed features which included us ensuring we had the right Site Teams and personnel to undertake the works. Due to the nature of the building, licensed and non licensed asbestos removal was sequenced within the removal process and again was undertaken with due care and skill, taking into account listed features.

Scope of Works

Strip Out Works to the Lower Ground, 1st, 2nd and Loft Areas were undertaken and included but were not limited to:

  • Floor coverings
  • Redundant Services
  • Wall Linings
  • Glazed Partition Walls
  • WC’s
  • Hydraulic Lift and Associated Services
  • Wallpaper Removal
  • 2No Boilers
  • Plant Room Redundant Services