80 Fenchurch Street, London, EC3M


36 weeks


London, EC3M

Location & Overview

Located along the densely pedestrianised area of Fenchurch Street adjacent to both Fenchurch Street Station and the busy area of Aldgate. The buildings demolished were varying in age and type and had been badly stripped out by a previous contractor, leaving damaged asbestos littered within all buildings.

Work, Challenges & Solutions

Environment clean of all buildings prior to works commencing and stabilising structures left in poor condition.
Design and installation of a temporary works scheme, in agreement with MOLA, to prevent disturbing potential finds.
Substructure works involved the underpinning of the perimeter, the design and installation of a skin wall over 60m long and 5m high, together with the provision of a 1m thick piling mat.
Discussion and liaison with neighbouring businesses to ensure any issues were dealt with swiftly. Regular newsletters detailed progress, as did monthly ‘surgery’ sessions and presentations on how the demolition works would be carried out.
Archaeological interest resulted in a 16-week investigation carried out by MOLA, to establish the extent of its historical importance. Upon completion, a ‘watching brief’ was sufficient for the excavation works.


Awarded the ‘Performance Beyond Compliance’ certification from the ‘Considerate Constructors Scheme’.
Completion of the works with minimal disruption to neighbours and within our initial programme.
Highly commended by the client for achieving a challenging programme, managing the difficult site constraints, and delivering the project within the agreed cost.
Our strong relationship with the City of London representatives proved very beneficial in assisting with both pedestrian and traffic management strategies.