The Hotel is situated on Hyde Park Corner, London and is bounded by Knightsbridge, Grosvenor Crescent and Duke of Wellington Place.
The building has 4 upper floors of guestrooms, a Ground floor with public reception rooms, restaurants and communal areas and Upper and Lower Ground floors consisting of front of house and back of house rooms such as kitchens and staff facilities. The scope of the works were to strip out back to shell and core the 93 guest rooms and all other remaining items on the rest of the floors.
Bathroom furniture, bathroom walls, skirting, screed, wall panelling, suspended ceilings and grid and in excess of 4000m² of wood flooring were all carefully removed by hand within the contract programme utilising two full time supervisors up to 30 skilled operatives ensuring the items that were to remain were not damaged. Removal of the arisings was coordinated daily with the other trade contractors on site to ensure continuity of programme for all involved.
Traffic and pedestrian management was carefully implemented when removing waste items from the front of the Hotel which is a few metres away from the heavily pedestrianized Hyde Park Corner Tube Station. Wait and load vehicles from 3.5t caged lorries up to 40yd roll on roll off containers were allocated specific time slots on a ’24 hour notification’ basis. All arisings were separated into their individual waste streams on site and taken away for further recycling/re-use at a nearby transfer station. Daily liaison with the Main Contractor was essential to the smooth operation of the works in conjunction with services terminations and the protection of items to remain.
Over 15,000 man hours were accumulated with zero accidents during the entire contract.