CASE STUDY - CLAPHAM
SOUTH TESCO DEVELOPMENT
How to be confident that the temporary works
installed would reliably retain the heritage
listed facade during the redevelopment of the old London Women's Hospital.
Confined Space - The facade could not be monitored from within
the site, nor from a single point, nor from a distance.
Site traffic & plant
- The building perimeter is a storage area with very little ground space
- Critical facade extremities would also be those hardest to physically
target. The frame blocked sight-lines.
stations were set-out precisely
at 10 metre intervals along an L-Shaped baseline.
were placed in every facade window. Top building corners were shot
were built in by observing to all targets from all stations with checks via a
Field Surveyors Limited produced graphical 3D charts daily to quantify
predictions regarding the expected movements.
Part of the facade which was suspended did experience some
settlement and moved out of plumb but not to any excess.