Work progressing on our new, major, central london fit out project

With a fast track shell and core and a fit out value of 18m M&E, Skanka Rashleigh Weatherfoil were appointed under ISG.

Due to the size of the project and our existing relationship with SRW, we assisted with bid works and were thrilled to be appointed as a BIM provider, in May of this year.

Bush House was originally declared in 1929, the 'most expensive building in the world,' at that time costing 2m. Construction started in 1923, consisting of four buildings, constructed in sections, over a 13 year period. The BBC World Service occupied the building for 70 years, however In 2012 they handed back the lease to Japanese owners Kato Kagaku,

How did we ensure the bid had a positive outcome? As all the information for these buildings date back to 1923, we proposed a 3D Architectural model could be constructed from scanned pdf's. Utilising new architectural information and Hilson Moran design drawings, we constructed a quadrant, of a typical floor on centre block. Our main objectives were to demonstrate how cranes would be sited, to lift chillers to all four buildings. Then highlight how a service populated ceiling void on centre block, would look once coordinated.

As completion nears on this project, we will capture more information about this refurbishment, highlighting key learnings and outstanding levels of BIM.