243 Ealing Road






The project involved the construction of a large basement and podium with 7No. RC Frames. 5no ofthese frames arising from the podium and 2no frames stand alone. The frames varied from 6 storeys to14 storeys in height.

The bulk dig had to be sequenced to suit the clients requirements. As the basementdig was adjacent to the Grand Union Canal, a complex temporary works sequence had to be devised andadhered to ensure no ground movement occurred on the public footpath between the excavation andcanal.

A very busy sequenced project with 5no blocks, basement/podium construction and associateddrainage/ground works all ongoing at same time. 3no towers cranes serving this project.


  • 7No. Concrete Frames.
  • 20,000m3 bulk excavation.
  • Canal supporting temporary works scheme.
  • Waterproof concrete basement.
  • Drainage & services including connection to Live Outfall Sewer.


  • Assistance with design, planning, muck strategy and constructability during pre-contract stage.
  • Temporary works solution to canal embankment and basement dig.
  • In-house design of cyclical falsework and formwork system to reduce plant costs.
  • Introduction and use of Precast columns and stairs to accelerate the programme to compensate for clientdelays.
  • Strategic planning for all lifting works to overcome issues with client-supplied craneage .
  • Design input for hold-areas including retaining wall construction to release RC frame construction.
  • Implementing a cut-to-fill plan to limit the mount of spoil.

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