100-108 Lower Marsh
About the Project
Deconstruct were successfully appointed following a competitive tender process to undertake the full Enabling Works package at 100-108 Lower Marsh.The scheme, situated behind Waterloo station saw the soft strip and demolition of an existing 2 storey structure with temporary works installed to facilitate the support of adjoining buildings. Deconstruct lowered the existing basement slab by 1 meter, this required significant temporary propping to the highway and underpinning to the adjacent buildings. An element of piling to the rear of the site saw installation by Deconstructs in-house piling division and the subsequent 4storey reinforced concrete frame built, again by our in-house teams.
There were a number of challenges required to be overcome on this project. The location of the project on Lower Marsh, a busy thoroughfare with a daily food market was our initial hurdle. The food stalls were situated in parking bays along the highway, which we were required to suspend. We pro-actively engaged with the “We Are Waterloo” community who overarch the market stalls and were able to agree the relocation of food stalls. The project team were actively encouraged to make use of the street food available to them in a bid to mitigate some of the disruption that the vendors might have faced due to relocation.To the rear of the project was a network rail asset that required in-depth liaison and the provision of method statements for our work. Our excavation was taking place within 4 meters of the asset, engagement meetings were held with key programme dates shared in order that we could understand the checking period necessary by network rail to facilitate our works. 3rd party assurances were also sought to enable the erection of our tower crane for the project.