The works involved the complete strip out of the existing facilities including all equipment and services.
There were structural changes to the layout of the building which posed a challenge as the facility was in full use by the client. Works to the structure involved the removal of internal walls to bring the layout of the area to a more usable space.
As the areas were tight the plant room had to be installed above ceiling level which was achieved by the fitting of structural steel platforms to allow the installation of ventilation equipment and electrical services.
All new mechanical and electrical services were run from the incoming main services which were located in the basement, all the services had to rerouted through risers and new panels fitted to bring the installation up to current standards. This included the gas services with the installation of gas solenoid valves to protect the system. A new extract and supply ventilation system was fitted with roof mounted plant to supply the new ventilation canopy’s.
New cat ladders and working platforms were installed to allow ease of maintenance and access to the new plant.
All internal finishes were installed including the use of hygienic cladding system to the walls, and within the kitchen area a new suspended ceiling provided a refreshed and clean look.
Planned works for maintenance were also carried out to the asphalt roofs by KCCJ and the replacement of several external windows and the forming of new structural openings to gain access to the external plant areas.
KCCJ were complemented on the running of the site in relation to the Health and safety as we were audited by the clients appointed CDM coordinator, as the principal contractor the construction phase H&S plan was maintained and updated by the onsite project management team.
The works were completed within the agreed programme of 7 weeks and on budget.