Projects: Louis Vuitton



Brief

Working on five floors consecutively of one of London’s most iconic buildings behind hoardings and within strict working conditions. Installation of steel work and cutting of apertures to all floors for the installation of feature circular lift and services lift. Complete replacement of all M&E services with risers from basement to Roof top plant. Return areas to grey box in preparations for fit out. Restoration of shopfront along Oxford Street and heritage doorways

Operating Parameters

Operating in a live retail environment with various concession outlets surrounding our work area on every level. Working 24hrs with all logistics being done out of hours ensuring materials and equipment was ready for following day. Work areas on each level were isolated from back of house access so logistics planning was key. Hoardings and protected walkways relocated and phased handover of completed areas and risers

Preparation

Erection of fire rated and dust proof hoardings to sales floors areas. Built out of hours and maintained throughout the nine month project. Installation of temporary power and HVAC systems to allow store to function during works

Demolition

Full strip out of all fixtures and fittings and protection of historical features. Removal of floor finishes and screeds to structural slab. Demolition back to grey box including electrical and mechanical risers. Removal and replacement of external windows onto Oxford Street

Structural

Installation of support steels to the underside of five levels to allow 4mx4m sections of the reinforced concrete floor to be removed. Installation of the reinforcement and colors to form circular apertures in the slab with a 10mm tolerance over the five floors. Pre loading of floor and steels to top level and installation of support steel structure including temporary propping through the building.

Risers

Complete removal of main electrical and main HVAC riser from basement to roof including controlled removal of Asbestos paneling and linins. Replacement of mains to all floors. Replacement of 6” chiller mains RWP and fresh air ductwork while maintaining services to the remainder on the building.

  • Locaton: London
  • Duration: 4 Months
  • Completed: 02/12/2013