Heathrow Airport, Cargo
MSL have worked with this client for many years carrying out Project Remodelling works to a number of their properties including reconfiguring office space to a full office fit out.
Due to the client moving their operation from one office to another office at Heathrow, we were requested to attend site and help with the stripping out of the very dated and tired looking 2nd floor offices and bring them up to today’s current standards. We were requested to take the Principal Contractor role for the project, overseeing 2 nominated client contractors and 10 MSL Specialist Safe Partners. Due to a number of security requests, we had to arrange and induct all engineers onto the site staggered over the contract period.
CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
- The full stripping out of the 2nd Floor offices, office furniture, walls, ceilings, offices, flooring, electrical, data, air con, kitchen, toilets
- Install new data, electrical, air con, suspended ceiling, decorations, flooring, stud partitions, kitchen/canteen, toilet partitions and vanity units with new sanitary ware
- A new access control system had to be fitted to existing and newly installed doors for their security passes to be used by the new staff relocated
- Stair access and communal area refurb
With the imminent hand over date looming and the offices being a live operation with many sub-clients in the existing office we had to utilise a 17meter JCB tele handler with tipping bucket in a sectioned compound at ground level. We could utilise one of the 2nd floor windows to load all the waste from the strip out and tip this at ground level into a 40 yard roll on off skip. After the strip out, again we utilised the tele handler and with close coordination with the teams involved for their deliveries, we could load out all the required materials (albeit ahead of the programme for install) but with having sufficient open space, this did not hinder each following on trade. The site was carried out under the F10 and full CDM requirements associated with the work. The new kitchen/toilets and glass atrium refurb were not part of the original scheme, but had to be delivered in the time frames as the original request. This was achieved; the client’s staff were relocated into the new offices on the date first set out by the client, who was extremely happy that this had been achieved without any delay even with all the variations throughout the contract.