Scudder Demolition was contracted by Imtech (M&E Contractor) to carry out the mechanical and electrical strip out of the building known as 1 Canon Row. 1 Canon Row is part of the redevelopment of the Houses of Parliament Estate.
The first task of getting personnel and operations on site was for our operatives to receive a pass to access the highly secured Houses of Parliament, this was circa six-week lead-in which included the necessary completion of security questionnaires and stringent security vetting of personnel proposed for the project.
Prior to proceeding with the removal of the mechanical and electrical services,
Imtech along with Scudder Demolition management reviewed all services to ensure isolation was complete. The review also included the validation of the Asbestos Survey. Some highly sensitive services were retained as live, as these fed one of the security rooms within the Houses of Parliament which was required to remain operational at all times. Careful and meticulous planning was carried out to ensure that these services were never impacted during the works.
Scudder Demolition operatives removed all redundant services whilst working around live services without incident. The logistics of delivering and removing the waste materials also required meticulous planning.
The vehicles were registered with Houses of Parliament and each time the vehicles were required to enter site, they needed to travel through a security check in the Acton area and their movements tracked to and from Houses of Parliament. Each vehicle was checked when entering and leaving the property to ensure that nothing came in nor left that shouldn’t have done. This was also supported by the site management team who closely liaised with security to ensure that all necessary documentation and details were in place for the process.