Television Centre reaches key milestone

  • Last slab roof pour overlooking West London site
  • Expanded team delivering substructure and superstructure
  • Work ongoing at the £400m redevelopment at White City

Entering their project offices, you get a real sense of the constant buzz of activity from our Expanded team - working in close proximity to a number of other stakeholders including client Stanhope and principal contractor Mace. The team have been tasked to deliver the substructure and concrete superstructure for the 10-storey block A within the £400m Television Centre redevelopment at White City.

Maintaining momentum on the project has been crucial, as the redevelopment of the old BBC TV complex will see it turned into 300,000ft2 of commercial office space, retail units and accommodation, with the latter also including cinema rooms, a swimming pool and a private members club.

As always the role of our Expanded team has been critical to momentum and progress on the job.

On-site for almost exactly 12months now, they've been constructing the core of the building using a jump form system, with an architectural finish using Reckli form liner, which comprises rubber-like polyurethane Elastomers to produce a wooden board mark finish.

The 57 week programme – due to be complete by mid-April this year - has seen 26,000m3 of concrete poured at an average rate of 500m3 per week, with 2400 tonnes of reinforcement on-site and the installation of 512 precast columns from Explore Industrial Park.

Project Manager Iain Baker said: “One year on we’re really pleased with progress – it’s been a superb effort from all of the team, with a special mention to our supervisors and engineering team on the job, whose hard work has been integral to the success here. At one stage we were laying 2000m2 of floor plates per week with 3 tower cranes, which is really good going. It’s been a great job to be involved in, which we hope will be borne out in the feedback we get from the client, and the experience we can carry forward into future work.”

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