Client: Aviva Investors
and Atlas Capital
Services: CDM Co-ordinator, Site
Health & Safety inspections
Start/Completion: 2005 - 2009
The redevelopment of 20 Gracechurch
Street is a joint venture between Aviva Investors and Atlas Capital
and was completed in 2009.
The building has undergone comprehensive
refurbishment, including a totally new façade on the ground to
third floors, designed by ORMS Architects. Three floors of the
building remained in occupation during these works.
Capita Symonds acted as CDM Co-ordinator and
carried out regular site safety audits for the client.
There were two phases: Main Works (LG, G and 1-6 Floors)
and Tower Works (Floors 7 to 15, although floors 11,13 and 14 were
not included as they remained occupied throughout the works).
This scope of works was broken down into two
elements and involved:
- Completing a desk top
study identifying all services, residual hazards such as hazardous
materials, sequence and methodology of soft strip out.
Identification of all necessary Health & Safety
arrangements for protection of operatives and third parties such as
the building occupiers and other contractors.
- Removing and dismantling
elements of the building fabric, mechanical and electrical
services, fixtures and fittings on all designated floors. The areas
for work were identified by the architectural / structural /
mechanical and electrical consultants specifications and drawings
forming part of the tender package.
The scope of the works comprised the
refurbishment of floors 7, 8, 9, 10, 12 and 15 to provide B1 office
space. Levels 7, 8 and 12 contained double height “barrel
vault” spaces. There were also glazed “Winter garden” areas at
7th and 10th floors. Floors 11, 13 and 14 remained in
occupation throughout the works and did not form part of this
contract. Services to these floors were maintained during the