One Hyde Park London14th January 2014
One Hyde Park offers multi-million pound apartments in the heart of Knightsbridge, London, and has been described as “the most expensive piece of real estate in the world”. It is located on the prestigious site of the old Bowater House, a 1960s office block, opposite Harvey Nichols and adjacent to The Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
Wooldridge has a long-standing partnership with Expanded, the construction arm of Laing O’Rourke, and was awarded the £1.5m contract after submitting a competitive tender.
Wooldridge removed 60,000m3 of waste soils from the Bowater House site during its demolition as well as removed waste spoil from the piling and basement excavation. Due to the location of Wooldridge’s disposal point, it was able to move large quantities of waste soils on a daily basis. All the waste soils were re-used for the construction of a driving range at Stockley Park, Heathrow.
Working with Wooldridge meant that the rigorous build programme—with huge damages for failure to complete on time—could be met by Expanded. Using a small number of low-emission vehicles, Wooldridge also supported the environmental audits that Expanded has to carry out at all its sites and minimised congestion in one of the busiest parts of central London.