The building is located in London WC2 area and has an extensive collections range from a European Documentation Centre to 90,000 historical pamphlets, with over 95% of Library stock available on the open shelves. Over 50 km of shelving, houses over four and a half million items including 31,000 past and present journal titles. The Library responds to around 6,500 visits from students and staff each day. In addition, it provides a specialist international research collection, serving over 12,000 registered external users each year.
Understanding this information means all works must be coordinated and planned well ahead in order to keep the library open and working as ‘usual’. As a specialist at dismantling buildings within live environments, Pristine London understands the importance of business continuity and we have a proven track record in methodologies for ensuring a successful delivery of such projects. We take into consideration noise pollution and monitor noise levels closely during our works.
The scope of work for this project encompasses the below:
- Strip out of the library area
- Removal of furniture
- Builder’s works in general
- Diamond drilling to floor areas for installation of steel plates
- Grouting for the steel plates
- Steel design and installation
We also employ a regime of on-site waste segregation and take our sustainability approach very seriously.