Old Admiralty Building

Old Admiralty Building
24 Months
Cut & Carve
Department for Education

About the Project

The Old Admiralty Building is located on The Mall and faces onto Horseguards Parade. In 2016 Deconstruct secured an £26m package for the Department of Education to carryout extensive structural alterations and asbestos removal within the listed structures. The buildings were constructed in 3 phases from around 1900-1912 and are traditionally built with masonry, concrete and steel frames. Modernisation of the extensive space requires significant structural alteration. Deconstruct are removing asbestos from within the fabric of the structure while introducing significant amounts of new structural openings, lift cores, external plant structures and structural framing within lightwells. The works demand significant temporary works and new structural steel, all of which is designed by our in-house team.

Project Challenges

Deconstruct are facing various challenges on this Project, none less so than the way information was compiled during the 3-phase construction. Piecing this information together has required significant collaboration with the design team, Deconstruct have carried out investigation across the building to verify what the professional team is expecting to uncover. This investigation has not only been to verify structure, but to also identify where asbestos is present and provide a comprehensive report throughout the building, for the Department of Education remain compliant following our departure. With a programme spread over 100 weeks this project demands a resource of over 150 operatives at its peak, covering asbestos removal, temporary works, demolition, steelwork installation, finishing concrete, making good and heritage protection.

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