Borough High Street

Borough High Street
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About the Project

Deconstruct UK Ltd were successfully awarded the Phase 1 Enabling works package at 127-143 Borough High Street development into a gym, 99 room hotel, 3 retail units and a refurbished grade II listed flat and external public realm spaces.

Following 5 years of involvement at the site to ensure the buildings remained stable in their temporary case following structural integrity issues follows fires at the properties. A competitive tendering process saw Deconstruct win the enabling works contract for Kings College London.

The project includes:
  • Restricted Access to the site (central Mayfair).
  • Demolition of 5 existing damaged buildings
  • Asbestos removal
  • Demolition of 5 existing damaged buildings
  • Provision of a permanent stabilisation frame only grade II listed building on the development site.
  • Sheet piling
  • Mass excavation twinned with Archaeological attendance
  • Reinforced Concrete basement box structure
  • Improved utility infrastructure

Project Challenges

The project, situated prominently on Borough High Street has a tunnel to which connected people from street level to the disused City and Western underground line, which was used as an air raid shelter during World War II. There were no records on this tunnel, therefore locating this anomaly on the site at the earliest opportunity possible would ensure the success of our delivery.

Similarly, there are live running LUL tube tunnels (Northern line) operating in front of the project, due diligence and care when working in this area are required to provide the assurances to 3rd parties and allow the smooth delivery of the scheme.