9 Millbank SW1 London - 4/8/2017 - 28/5/2020

9 Millbank SW1 London - 4/8/2017 - 28/5/2020 19 Millbank SW1 London - 4/8/2017 - 28/5/2020 29 Millbank SW1 London - 4/8/2017 - 28/5/2020 3

Grade 1 Listed refurbishment incl partial demolition

The Challenge

St Edwards Homes Limited (SEHL), part of the major development group of companies, Berkeley Group purchased this Grade 1 listed building, 9 Millbank in the City of Westminster with a prestige postcode of SW1.

Their vision was to completely refurbish 9 Millbank (former ICI headquarters) into a prestigious and high quality residential development retaining many of the beautiful features of the building including the gorgeous silveroid staircases etc.  

My Solution

To ensure we worked in accordance with the CDM 2015 Regulations, followed BS 6187: 2011 and good industry practice; SEHL being an experienced client appointed themselves as the Principal Designer (PD), we then clearly defined the scope of works for the full demolition of Ergon House (at the rear) and the partial demolition and refurbishment of 9 Millbank (Grade 1 listed at the front).  This was followed by rigourous procurement process to ensure only competent contractors were appointed for this challenging inner city project.

The successful demolition contractor was Wooldridge Ecotec Ltd who were appointed as the Principal Contractor (PC) and commenced with asbestos removal and soft-strip before the main hard demolitions.  Wayne Bagnall Ltd was the asbestos and demolition consulting engineer advising the team and overseeing the works from start to finish.

The Result

The works progressed safely and effectively with good co-operation between the Client, PD and PC which helped to resolve potential issues early before they became problems.

The works were completed without any reportable incidents to the delight of all involved which continued with the refurbishment (GII listed) & rebuild (rear structures) undertaken by SEHL now acting as the PC.

My/Our Comments

The outcome is breathtaking and well worth a visit next time you are near SW1. 

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