Located just behind London’s Oxford Street, the overall project was a £7.4M CAT A refurbishment consisting of major structural reconfigurations including the construction of two additional floors. The North, South and part of the East elevations were demolished with new brickwork and stone façades installed. Internal structural works included the relocation of the existing lift shaft to suit the buildings new layout. Inside the building the fit out included a full fit out with raised floors and suspended ceilings, new reception area, complete renewal of M&E services and plant, WC’s, plus replacement windows and doors throughout the building.

Nico’s Project Brief:

Nico were responsible for the demolition and Structural alteration works, comprising of the following:

  • Construction of a new steel reinforced concrete lift shaft.
  • The ‘Cut and Carve’ of the existing building fabric to accommodate the revised layout changes.
  • Design, supply and Installation of temporary works during the works.
  • Construction of new finishing brickwork to external building facade.
  • Application of specialist ‘Sto’ render to external facades.
  • Forming of new reinforced concrete staircases.
  • Laying of new lightweight ‘Rib deck’ floors including pouring the ‘Lytag’ concrete slabs.
  • Diamond saw cutting and diamond drilling to create new service ducts and risers.
  • Carrying out Robotic Demolition.

"Nico’s project team are always willing to help and show a great enthusiasm for working in partnership with Collins. They have always serviced me with the correct levels of labour needed to stay on programme and have delivered an excellent standard of work on my last two sites, including the challenging project at Market Square where they had to supply and install various different material finishes, as well as carrying out intense demolition and propping works in a safe method.”


Neal Kavanagh

Collins Senior Project Manager


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