In a highly sensitive location, in the heart of the city next to the infamous Lloyds of London area, Cantillon's work on a new build commercial development was never going to be easy.
Yet, for its £1.85 million role as Principal Contractor for the demolition phase of the Lime Street project, the company picked up a prestigious Gold Award from the Corporation of London in recognition of its high quality, unobtrusive service.
Cantillon completed a demolition and pile enabling works package for client PPG Metro Ltd. The works involved demolition of a six storey reinforced concrete structure with cantilever roof construction and a five storey steel frame structure.
Both buildings were demolished down to top of the ground floor slab concurrently with a pile enabling package within the basement, to facilitate ensuing pile operations from the ground floor slab.
The 12-13 Lime Street structure was located in an area of known historical interest. To ensure no detrimental programme effect, archaeological works were phased to run alongside the demolition works at proposed pile locations. Several significant finds were made, including the largest collection of Roman plaster ever recorded.
The pile enabling works were undertaken within the basement areas while demolition was taking place above, again realising a significant cost and programme benefit for the client.