5 & 6 St James’s Square, London SW1

Client:

Exemplar Properties (Ph1 Works)

Programme:

70 weeks

Value:

£4.8m

Project Overview

No. 6 was the former head office for Rio Tinto, a modern six storey reinforced concrete structure in the heart of St James’s Square. This building wrapped around the Grade ll listed No. 5 St James’s Square, the former Libyan Embassy, which was to be maintained throughout demolition. The In & Out Club neighboured the site and its ornate interior surveyed pre, during and post works for movement. None was detected. Early demolition to enable installation of a sheet pile cofferdam within the light well. Excavation down to the new proposed formation level, with substations located to their permanent position at a very early stage, allowing full demolition to proceed.