Client: Westbrook Whitfield

Contract Administrator: Christopher Smith Associates LLP

Duration: 12 weeks. Project Completed on the 29th February 2024.

Principal Designer: Westbrook Whitfield

Location: London SW8

Clifford Devlin won a competitive tender to be appointed the main contractor for the demolition, strip-out and asbestos removal of all buildings at 27 Wilcox Road, London.

The city centre project where confined space and the proximity of sensitive receptors (e.g. residential property, offices, pedestrians) presented unique challenges meant that we adapted sophisticated techniques to minimise disruption to the local community and our impact on the environment.

Scope of works included:

  • Service disconnections
  • Erection of hoardings to secure site
  • Removal of any identified asbestos containing materials prior to demolition works
  • Erection of temporary works as necessary
  • Soft strip all structures
  • Scaffold erection
  • Demolition of structures down to ground slab level
  • Removal of ground slabs and hard standings as required
  • Removal of foundations to a depth of 1.5m below existing ground levels
  • Clearance of debris arising to licensed disposal/ recycling sites
  • Crush material and stockpile onsite

The works were completed to enable a new proposed scheme which consists of the development encompassing residential units.

The hardcore waste from the building and foundations was crushed on site and left for the next phase of the project.

Added value:  Our HSQE Director, H&S Advisor and Social Value Lead visited the local primary school to deliver a session on how to stay safe around a construction site. This was delivered as part of our social value commitment on the project. Clifford Devlin focuses on creating positive impacts and benefits in the communities in which we work.

Lucy Peak, Headteacher commented ”Big thanks to Clifford Devlin for the insightful safety presentation on construction site safety! Our students had a blast learning about safety measures, including wearing PPE. They even modelled it with big smiles! Key safety lesson learned: Stay clear of construction vehicles for safety’s sake! Thank you, Clifford Devlin, for enlightening us and emphasising this crucial safety tip. Your guidance helps us stay safe around construction sites!”.