Royal Academy of Arts
About the Project
Deconstruct UK Ltd were appointed by John Sisk and Sons to undertake a significant cut and carve and structural alterations package within the Royal Academy of Arts located between Piccadilly and Burlington Gardens in the heart of the West End.
Works within the building saw the demolition of East and West cores and installation of temporary works associated with these works, new concrete structures built within the proposed lecture theatre, enabling works for a new link bridge structure and various other openings throughout the building.
A large portion of the works Deconstruct undertook were adjacent to or, within live areas of the building. This required careful coordination with the internal departments of the RAA to ensure our scope of works was fully understood and how best to deliver these elements with minimal disruption to the ongoing day to day activities of the academy.
Combined with the live and operational running of the building deliveries to and from the building for the RAA continued throughout our works along with our own deliveries. Delivery slots were agreed in advance and prior notice of large or long period deliveries given to ensure all parties were aware of loading bay availability.
The usual challenges of delivering a Central London Project remained with careful consideration given to our surrounding stakeholders and the environmental impact of our works.