The project is comprised of a retained façade, with party walls to one side and the rear and boundary wall to the other side. The construction involved the demolition of the building behind the retained façade and the formation of a new basement, to be slightly lower than the existing basement. Additionally, the creation of an open plan office space.
The building has party walls on three sides, including one Grade II listed building. Works also included remedial works to the existing façade and new curtain wall installations.
The circle and district lines run directly in front of the site, approximately one metre from the basement wall. The temporary works supporting the retained façade span over the London Underground tunnels to distribute loads down onto the tunnel walls.
The site is located on a red route which is the only point of access to the building.
The red route being the single point of entry to the site required extensive negotiations with Transport for London regarding the temporary closure of this part of the red route to use as an off-loading area.
Access was restricted to the front elevation only and thus made logistics a challenge. To overcome this challenge a tower crane was positioned in the atrium.
An existing UKPN substation had to be temporarily relocated onto the temporary works structure which was positioned such that the foundations straddled the London Underground (District Line) which was only approximately 800mm below the pavement. A permanent substation has been designed and installed in the basement.
It was the first time that Transport for London allowed a UKPN substation to be positioned on a gantry.
The development has injected new life into the building and turned it into a vibrant metropolitan facility, complete with a seven-screen cinema, six restaurants and retail areas.
The development is seen as the cornerstone of the Town Centre Regeneration Programme with the potential to stimulate new jobs and generate additional economic activity in Oldham Town Centre. The new venue has created 74 full time and 159 part time jobs, and will generate an estimated £5.5 million extra for the local economy each year.
" Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve taken quite a number of people through the building — investors, the wider team here, agents. It’s universally met with a resounding approval, in no short measure due to the quality of the build you executed. I know it’s not been easy, but on behalf of the team here at FORE and our investors, I want you to know that your efforts have been appreciated. It’s a great building. Together, we’ve left a terrific legacy in this important part of London’s river front. "FORE UK
Delivery of a 33,500ft2 Global Centre of Innovation at Infineum’s headquarters in Abingdon; featuring new petrochemical laboratories for research and development into new formulas for fuel additives; collaborative meeting spaces, office accommodation, a new staff restaurant and improved site infrastructure.
Developing a new, six-storey office building in central Leeds, ensuring the design blended in with the surrounding historic buildings, using lean planning to ensure the smooth running of the project, applying innovative thinking to the build, and achieving an Excellent BREEAM sustainability rating.
The design and construction of a highly sustainable Passivhaus ‘Plus’ 1,400m2 office building. Laid out over three floors to accommodate up to 125 people, providing local office space for individuals and small businesses.
Alfred H Knight is a commodity analysis and mining support specialist who required our design and cost management services to build a new state-of-the-art head office and analytical laboratory.
The Aperture is the first phase of residential buildings on the Greenwich Peninsula. This five storey building comprises of a restaurant and deli on the ground floor, day nursery on the first floor, estate management and a community centre on the second/third floors with a gym on the remaining floors.
The Ogilvie (formerly known as the Sanger Sequencing Building) provides 4,430m² of flexible laboratory and office space and an integrated energy centre which will feed future developments on the greenfield site.
Delivering the £450m Watford Riverwell as a 15-20 year joint venture with Watford Borough Council, which involved regenerating 70 acres of land in West Watford to create residential, office, retail, leisure, industrial and hotel space.
Bringing an iconic and sustainable development to the Carmarthen campus of the University of Wales, providing 40,000 sq. ft. of accommodation for for Welsh Media company S4C and the University's new media faculty and offices, and achieving a BREEAM Excellent certificate for sustainability.
Located on the River Thames Embankment, this project involved the demolition of the existing building behind a retained façade and the construction of a new steel framed Cat A office with a concrete basement. Inside the building, being the main feature is the central atrium and 3 scenic glass lifts.
Situated close to Westminster Cathedral, Howick Place is an architecturally stunning building designed by Rolfe Judd Architecture. The building takes inspiration from the surrounding conservation area, whilst creating an environment to meet all 21st century needs.
Delivering a central London office space where people feel inspired and want to work and collaborate, bringing together a number of Kier businesses to work jointly on the project, adding an extra floor to the building and extending two other floors to create a stunning modern space.
Our client, Royal London’s ambition for this scheme, was to deliver a high end mixed use building (office, retail and private rented residential) capable of attracting a range of retail and commercial occupiers as well as residential tenants
Working with Newlon Housing Trust, the project involves the demolition of the existing structure and the design and construction of a new residential development of 128 dwellings comprising 117 shared ownership flats,11 private sale flats plus 1 commercial unit to shell and core finish.
The re-emergence of Gloucestershire County Council’s (GCC) Shire Hall after its retrofit and refurbishment reads like a fairy-tale. Over 165 weeks and 82 phases of collaborative, innovative team-working, the part-listed, part 1960’s building, an eyesore, tired and inefficient, was responsibly and dynamically transformed into an elegant and highly sustainable workplace.
Design and construction of a new 7,200m2 laboratory facility. The building consists of a mixture of biology and chemistry spaces, office spaces, unfitted spaces and associated external infrastructure works. The facility has two floors of containment level 2 fitted labs and write-up areas, together with shared wash-up facilities.
The RAN (Radio Access Network) is the technology used in the UK to allow mobile phones to transmit and receive data and voice services. Ericsson are a leading provider of RAN access to many of the UK’s mobile networks and in 2013, we were appointed by Ericsson to maintain its RAN assets to keep the UK’s 4G and 5G networks live and operational
Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, one of Gloucester’s biggest employers, had offices throughout the city which were not considered future proof. They decided to consolidate all Gloucester based staff into a new purpose-build headquarters on Gloucester Business Park. The building is leased from Arlington, owners of the business park, and long-term clients of Kier.