Project Drum

28-30 Hoxton Square

The project 

Our client, a British multinational insurance company and a leading life and pensions provider is looking to consolidate and expand their office space into the Hoxton area. They have purchased and are looking to refurbish a number of buildings. This is one of their buildings and consists of the total refurbishment of an existing building which has a front and rear 3 storey section separated by a single storey centre section. The centre section is to be demolished and rebuilt to 4 storeys, whilst adding an additional floor to the front and rear sections.

 

Overcoming Challenges

  • Logistics: Vehicle access and material delivery is only possible from Hoxton Square. No parking suspensions are allowed outside the building, so all delivery vehicles are to manoeuvre onto the forecourt of the building for unloading.
  • Design: There are a number of complicated CDP elements within the scheme which require considerable design management and co-ordination. As part of our team, we have an allowance for a Design Manager to manage this process between the design team and the subcontractors.
  • Party Walls: The building is landlocked on both sides with adjacent properties. Party wall agreements were negotiated for the works affecting them, including the removal of the party wall between 1 – 3 Mundy Street, which effectively opened up the property. A robust method statement is required from ourselves to accommodate these works whilst minimising disruption to the neighbour.