Understanding our clients needs to open up structures, back to shell and core

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Here at Deconstruct we work across many market sectors, from occupied offices through to hospitals, hotels and commercial infrastructure. We are able to open up structures, back to shell and core in listed or modern environments, to facilitate a new lease of life to each project.


The Deconstruct team understand that the logistics of an enablement phase often preclude easy access, and impose restrictive working periods, noise restrictions and intense programme periods. We offer a proven track record in supporting our client’s aspirations where project restrictions require practical and innovative solutions.

One of the residential projects for which we provided enabling works was for Knight Harwood, the project works included the introduction of new structural lift and stair core, plus construction of a new 5th floor structure in Parliamentary district of Westminster.

We were contracted to demolish a former stair core within this four storey building and constructed a new reinforced concrete core from the basement to a new 5th floor level. There were a number of key structural alteration packages carried out including removal of a secondary stair core and the introduction of new steel framing and slabs. The introduction of an entire new mansard roof with all joisting and carcassing was also carried out.

We had to design and install a temporary works scheme that could allow the creation of a significant basement foundation for the new stair and lift core. Fast-track fabrication and installation of a new steel mansard roof construction, developed in conjunction with the client design team to then complete a comprehensive carpentry package. The local area required strict vehicle and noise management controls to ensure successful delivery.

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Below is a list of all the services provided for this particular project:

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Piling Services
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Emergency Dangerous Structures
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