- ClientDerwent London
- Duration 2018 to 2018
A HIGHLY SENSITIVE DEMOLITION PROJECT SURROUNDED BY LIVE LONDON UNDERGROUND ASSETS
McGee was appointed by Developer Derwent London to carry out the structural demolition for the new Soho Place development, located on the corner of Oxford Street and Charing Cross Road, directly above Tottenham Court Road Station.
Commencing work on site in January 2018, the scheme required McGee to demolish 17-23 Oxford Street – a 32,000 sq ft 6-storey commercial building and basement. McGee also reduced the level of two London Underground ventilation shafts and capped them off with temporary platforms to support the piling rigs for the follow on works. Pile probing and installation of piling mats were also included as part of the enabling works.
A substantial party wall temporary works scheme was designed and installed as part of the McGee works on site.
The works were surrounded by and above live London Underground assets and required close coordination with London Underground throughout the demolition process.
The project was recognised with a Silver Award at the 2019 Considerate Constructors Scheme’s National Site Awards for achieving high standards in all areas of the Scheme’s Code of Considerate Practice across Appearance, Community, Environment, Safety, and Workforce.
This 285,000 sq ft scheme was granted planning permission in April 2012. The new development will comprise offices and retail space, a theatre and new public realm and is due to be completed in 2022. The project design team is led by the architect AHMM.