|Farrans Construction co Fed 3
|Enabling & Demolition
Cawarden was contracted to deliver the enabling and demolition works at the former London hotel after being involved throughout the pre-commencement and planning stages of the project.
The scope of works were carried out over two phases.
The first phase involved the completion of a range of activities including the pre-demolition asbestos surveys, licensed and non-licensed asbestos removal and demolition of the former hotel buildings, some reaching up to 4 storeys and requiring the use of our high-reach demolition machine. We also demolished the hotel’s former car park.
All floor slabs, foundations and hardstandings were raised and materials were successfully processed and crushed on-site to leave recycled and clean 6f2 for reuse by the client in the early construction works. This allowed us to recycle 99% of the materials created during the works, including the reclamation of all bricks, slates, timber and other items. We also saved numerous historical items for later reuse by the client.
We designed and installed temporary scaffolding works to allow for the separation of the existing structures and also act as protection to the adjacent public footpaths and highways.
Several underground fuel tanks that were formerly part of a small petrol station on site were decommissioned, excavated and the ground remediated below, all in line with the approved remediation plan.
All of this was completed on time and within 16 weeks.
After the initial construction works, we returned to undertake the second phase of works. This included the instalment of the façade retention system, internal soft strip and alterations to the listed structure.
Once the façade retention system had been erected, we carried out further demolition works to carefully remove by hand the final remaining sections of buildings away from the façade. Protecting the façade meant our client could construct new building sections to adjoin the retained façade.
On completion of the new build works, we dismantled the façade retention system.
With the site being located within a built-up residential area, liaison with the surrounding stakeholders was key. We, therefore, liaised with neighbouring residents and property owners to ensure that any disturbances were minimised as much as practicably possible. Monitoring systems were set up across the site to monitor levels of dust, noise and vibration created to ensure these remained at acceptable levels.
The key to the success of the project was exceptional project management and regular liaison with all parties involved. This approach kept things moving and allowed us to adapt to the complex challenges faced.
Today, Hendon Hall operates as a luxury care home combining stunning Grade II listed period splendour with contemporary luxury accommodation, five-star amenities and award-winning care.
We’re proud to have played our part in this exciting project that has seen the historic building brought back into use.