Merrion House, Leeds

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Merrion House, Leeds

VALUE: £1m



10-Storey Merrion House sits in the centre of Leeds on a very busy traffic thoroughfare to two sides, in an extremely busy shopping and leisure area and physically adjoining a live Morrisons’ Supermarket which had to remain undisturbed throughout.

The deconstruction works involved;

  • Asbestos Removal
  • Soft-Strip
  • Concrete Cutting
  • Drilling and Fixing of Specially Sourced Lifting Eyes
  • Scaffolding and Edge Protection Erection
  • Use of Remote Robotic Machines
  • Craneage Operations
  • Full Deconstruction back to the concrete shell, including completely opening up the roof and plant room removal to allow further building above.

Thompsons carried out the trial removal of a panel prior to Contract Award to prove that their intended methodology was safe and achievable within BAM’s required timeframe for a lump sum price. 

Thompsons managed its own team, specialist scaffolders, concrete cutting specialists and co-ordinated very closely with BAM for the use of the two tower cranes and man-riders on the external facades of the building which were always in demand for both deconstruction and construction needs. A choreographed pattern of working developed so that neither team was left wanting use of a crane / man-rider because others were using it.

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