British Airways Pension Fund

South Quay Plaza, Docklands

The Challenge

Previously damaged by terrorist attack in 1988, South Quay Plaza is situated opposite South Quay DLR station. We undertook a design and build solution to remodel the basement car park, ground and mezzanine floors to create a new retail food space, commuter facilities, new plant rooms, new basement car park entrance, security and CCTV studios and other support spaces.

All of these works were undertaken​ whilst the building was fully occupied.

The Solution

As principal contractor we delivered a 40-week programme that included design, specification and installation and integration of new critical services including 2x high voltage transformers.

At a critical stage during construction, the nominated HV transformer supplier caused significant delivery delays; we proactively found robust remedial solutions, by specifying and installing alternative temporary HV transformers to maintain project critical path and mitigated impact to existing occupiers.

The Outcome

  • Proactive remedial support
  • Cost impact containment
  • Operations maintained throughout this 30-storey building
  • No adverse impact or downtime to existing occupiers