We pride ourselves on our ability to work on complex projects often requiring major structural alterations and in difficult site conditions. We regularly work in sensitive listed buildings, shopping centre developments and airports.
We were appointed by Aviva to carry out alterations to two existing shop units to form one new unit for an incoming tenant. Work included demolition, alterations, sprinkler systems, fire alarms and structural alterations to the existing steel supports to form the new escalator and lift pits.
There were several logistical challenges such as lifting the new steel beams of eight tons into position on the first floor. The steels were delivered, transferred to trollies and taken to the spider crane positioned in the mall. They were then lifted to the first floor and taken into the shop unit.
Other issues included transporting nine tons of concrete from the basement to the first floor where the concrete was lifted another five meters by hoist to the working platform and then manually moved between the new steels onto the lift pit.