Blue Sky Building was commissioned in 2016 to conduct a feasibility study to satisfy the Client that the scheme is buildable. This study/proof of concept focused on the site constraints and key elements of work which identified the likely methods, logistics, plant and programme for each phase.
In 2017 we produced two Construction Management Plans to satisfy planning conditions for Phases 2A & 2B of Transforming Imperial War Museum. In addition, an estimate of construction deliveries for both phases was also required.
The Imperial War Museum is a Grade II listed building and therefore our report recognised the careful approach necessary to protecting the historic building fabric.
Best practice standards and procedures were identified for this refurbishment project, which ensured that the interests of local residents, businesses and the public are given special attention by the Contractor during the works duration.
Our report highlighted how the critical demolition and construction activities would be undertaken, and specifically covered the environmental, public health and safety aspects of this proposed refurbishment project.
Key outputs from our report featured:
- Protection of the historic fabric
- Removal of existing exhibitions
- Structural alterations within the existing building
- Installation of new mechanical & electrical services
- Fitting out of new galleries
- Noise during demolition
- Noise during construction
- Working hours
- Vehicle safety
- Waste removal
Due to the progressing of works to The All Saints Annex near the main building, and although these works are subject to a separate application, we recognised the need for a coordinated approach to logistics and construction as the programmes of the two developments are likely to overlap.