Ravenscourt House, Hammersmith
|Client:||South Street Asset Management|
|No. of Units:||190|
|No. of Floors:||7|
|Demo Period:||20 Weeks|
The removal of asbestos containing materials. The completion of a structural and condition survey of Ravenscourt House.
The demolition of Ravenscourt House, which is a predominantly seven storey building fronting on to Paddenswick Road with a lower ground level/basement with a central core and the secondary wing of five storeys dropping to two storeys adjacent to the John Betts School.
The Building was originally constructed in approximately 1930 on a previously green field site. The building is of predominantly masonry construction with generally reinforced concrete and timber floors. Originally built as a Police barracks and included full police accommodation and engineering support facilities and was subsequently converted into hostel accommodation in the 1980s with minor internal remodelling and refurbishment.
Of generally masonry construction with reinforced concrete and timber floors with slate tile roofing. The works involve the entire demolition of the building including, ground slabs and basements and associated ancillary structures including grubbing out drainage and inspection chambers, terminating services at entry to the site and making site secure.
- The close proximity of a ‘live’ primary school playground
- Adjacent ‘live’ & listed Victorian primary school building
- The close proximity of local residents in Flora Gardens
How we made a difference
Due to the sensitivity of the site’s location and close proximity to residential blocks and primary school, 777 adopted a rigorous stakeholder consultation methodology.
777 appreciated the particular constraints of the site and appointed a Residents’ Liaison Officer to regularly update information on a micro portal website, which was accessible by the local residents, as well as conducting regular ( weekly ) coordination meetings with stakeholders to air issues regarding the project.
All project programs were published and issued to stakeholders with comments and suggestions acted upon.
Specific attention was paid to the rear ( western ) edge of the site, with additional hoarding and supervision in place to guard against potential falling debris, due to actively utilised school children's playground.