We are proud of our ongoing involvement as part of our Term Consultancy at a landmark headquarters and retail development in the heart of Victoria. As part of our consultancy services we identified central landlord plant & equipment including boilers, life safety generators and packaged sewerage equipment, that were due for replacement to ensure the continuation of service for both occupiers and visitors.
We were fortunate to be instructed to undertake a detailed feasibility study of existing Engineering services together with an assessment of the property’s requirements, taking into consideration those of the existing tenants. Following our survey we compiled a detailed performance specification that outlined the works for the property, which enabled us to complete a competitive tender process.
The scope included the replacement of 1 megawatt of heating boilers, including all associated pipework and flues. We coordinated the works alongside the local authority, Network Rail and the bus companies operating locally, as well as arranging for road closures and planning permission as the new flues were installed across a busy bus terminal and terminated adjacent to a main line railway.
Temporary units were installed during the replacement of the buildings two Life Safety Generators to ensure the property was not at risk during the works. Limitations on space required the temporary units to be located adjacent to the building on the pavement for the duration of the works.
Three Packaged Sewage pump stations were coordinated out of hours to ensure no disruption was caused to building occupants or the operation of the building. In addition, the works also included the replacement of various elements of miscellaneous plant, including secondary pumps, mains water booster sets, various CWS isolation valves and the installation of additional core sump pumps.
The £1.5 million project presented many challenges due to the requirements for continuation of services, coordination between occupiers and replacement of plant in a property with significant access limitations. We were very pleased that all of the works were completed ahead of the programme and within budget.