Project Description

The Project
Southbank Place a development of the iconic 1950s 27-storey tower Shell HQ. It will be a mixed-use 5.25 acre site; a scheme of office, residential, retail and leisure. It is a joint venture between Qatari Diar and the Canary Wharf Group.

The Works
Pristine London was appointed to strip out and remove all plant and associated pipe work within the basement and sub-basement plant rooms.
The works were required to be completed whilst the building remained live, working with the client to strip out in sequence to leave enough services live to keep the building facilities in working order and without any interruptions to the client.

The plant which was removed, in some cases would weigh up to two tonnes. This took a great deal of planning and forward thinking from Pristine London, as to the safest way to remove from the building. The apparatus removed included up to 30’’ bore river water pipework, 4no HWS Boilers weighing over 1.5 tonne each and 6no Condenser units weighing over 1 tonne. Lifting plans were completed daily, being specific to the particular item of plant removed on the day. Operatives were also given specific training to enhance their skills to suit this project.

The entire programme was managed successfully without any services interruptions to the client. The project had particularly stringent health and safety regulations likened to that of working on an oil rig. Pristine London achieved this project with no reported Health and safety incidents.