Berners Street, London W1Project Gallery
Client: Joint London Holdings
Project Manager: MEA
Architect: MR Partnership
Quantity Surveyor: MEA
Structural Engineer: Jampel Davison & Bell
M&E Consultant: PSH Consulting
We undertook a first stage tender process and were subsequently selected as preferred contractor for this interesting project for Joint London Holdings, who we previously worked with on their redevelopment of Maddox Street.
This complex project comprises the extension of the existing office building on the upper levels, with new rear façade and upgraded front, refurbishing the existing stonework and incorporating new fenestration. Lowering the existing basement car park allows the space to be used for either office or retail use. Due to the height of the existing foundations it was necessary to remove these foundations and extend the columns onto new piles and pile caps. Temporary works designers, Michael Barclay Partnership elected to use the new permanent piles in the temporary situation by installing plunge steels into these piles. The installation of a temporary frame carries the load of the building, allowing removal of the existing foundations and the formation of new pile caps. Works on existing walls include removal and relining with in-situ concrete walls so as to provide a watertight basement environment.
Internally the building will be fitted out to Cat A standard, fully serviced with 3 lifts and car stacker, new reception and toilets.