Early involvement with the Skanska Team allowed Imperial to secure the project and Set up a cad team in preparation of drawings before commencement. Key to building the project with thirty-five floors and three basements was to fully understand how the external cladding team would approach the project and effect they would have on delivery and access to the many floors.
The Imperial team organised and attended many meetings with the External Facade teams and then suggested to Skanska that there was a window of opportunity that would allow them to make a start prior to external façade start dates and they believed that with the construction of the floors remaining on programme they would remain in front throughout the main build.
Due the height and size of the building the new proposals brought new health and safety items to the forefront that had to be considered with services being installed in advanced of the cladding. Increased weather constraints at these heights had to be controlled and with working closely with Skanska all possible constraints and risks were reduced with greater control.
The Shell and Core and fit areas were built in three floor stages that supported the dedicated plant supplied by Skanska for these areas including the mini atriums on these floors. During the installation a variation was required to all the atrium areas to provide a dedicated smoke extract system at every third level. The addition of the dedicated systems also created a noise issue that had to be resolved with IDSL sourcing, manufacturing and installing dedicated acoustic chambers around all the main plant located within each atrium. All the additional work was completed within the main programme contraints to allow other trades to complete the floors within the main areas.