Times House, Wapping

Partial demolition project involving temporary propping installation, scaffold erection, facade removal and internal demolition works.

Downwell have just completed a 7 month partial demolition project in Wapping for St George. The project comprised of  various demolition works within a 5 storey concrete framed building. The project is part of a major regeneration of the London Dock area which is to provide new homes and recreational spaces for local residents.

Scope of Works

  • The entire external facade of the building was encapsulated with scaffolding and Monoarflex with a pedestrian tunnel being erected along the length of the building on Pennington St.
  • An extensive temporary works scheme had to be installed to safely allow the sections of the building to be removed.
  • The entire 5th floor had to be demolished. This involved small items of plant being lifted into the building via a mobile crane. The elements of the structure on the 5th floor were removed using hot works and hydraulic shears.
  • The rear stair core was removed from the 5th floor down to the lower ground floor
  • A large section of the building was removed using our Volvo 700 High Reach. This was positioned on Pennington St whilst sitting on a protection mat that was made out of compacted aggregate. This mat was designed to prevent the weight of the machine damaging the cobbled road surface.
  • The  facades of the building were removed on the Pennington St, Artichoke Hill & The Highway elevations.
  • The upper ground floor slab was removed using a standard height  demolition excavator with hydraulic muncher.
  • Concrete saw cutting was used to trim the rough edges back to the finish cut lines.

Project Name:
Times House

Location:
Wapping, London, E1W

Client:
St George

Value:
£1.1m

Project Dates:
08/15 - 03/16

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