McGee, a specialist engineering contractor delivering high profile, complex engineering projects, is pleased to have been appointed as the principal contractor for the first phase of the 30 South Colonnade redevelopment on the Canary Wharf Estate.

Delivering the works for Quadrant, the UK real estate developer, and its joint-venture partner, McGee will undertake key elements of the redevelopment including the soft-strip, structural demolition, façade removal, enabling and structural strengthening works to the 1980’s steel frame building, believed to be the first major redevelopment of its kind on the estate.

The complex demolition works, includes the removal of 2 storeys from the 62m tall building, above the 11th floor slab while keeping the existing floor slab intact. As with many London schemes, it has the added complexity of ensuring navigation of the UKPN assets, and has required our specialist team to interact with many local stakeholders whilst developing a bespoke temporary works scheme to complement the unique structure of the existing building

McGee, which is an employee-owned business, will use its in-house capabilities and highly skilled team to complete the works, along with its extensive own plant and temporary works designers from its construction engineering team. Working this way means it can efficiently deliver the works and add value in doing so by creating best-for-project solutions, and truly managing project risks.  This underpins its commitment to deliver certainty

Seb Fossey, Group Managing Director, said, “As specialists in London, we understand the scope, risks and constraints associated with the scheme which means we engineer the best possible method to deliver the works. Our operating model ensures that when procured early, we’re able to collaborate with key stakeholders, mitigate risk and save programme time in doing so.”

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