34 – 36 Bruton Street

  • ClientBerkeley Square Holdings Ltd
  • Duration 2013 to 2014

An historic façade retention and jacking scheme at Bruton Street

Situated in the heart of London’s Mayfair, a comprehensive reconstruction is taking place at 34-36 Bruton Street.  The project comprises three 19th Century terraced townhouses which will be transformed to provide luxury residential, retail and office space.  This new space will be designed and built by Skanska and delivered in Winter 2014.

Working on behalf of the client – Berkeley Square Holdings Ltd – McGee started on site in October 2013 and was set the task of demolishing the existing buildings to 34 and 36 Bruton Street and 13 Bruton Place; all whilst retaining the traditional brick frontage.

McGee’s work has involved pre-demolition services, asbestos removal, underpinning, demolition of the superstructure down to the basement slab levels (except for the façade), temporary works including steel frames to two façades and back-propping to enable the reduction of the basement ground level, piling works and jacking up of the retained façade.

The key challenges were installing the steel frame and Kentledge blocks – whilst maintaining live pedestrian access underneath – removing large volumes of material via restricted and sensitive access routes, and raising one of the retained façades by 1.0m to tie in with the new development.

McGee’s work on the project was completed in Summer 2014 with the raising of the façade at 34 Bruton Street.  

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Services covered

  • Decontamination
  • Demolition


  • Residential
  • Retail
  • Commercial

Scope of Work

  • Asbestos removal
  • Soft strip
  • Façade retention
  • Demolition
  • Jacking to the façade of 34 Bruton Street