Case Study // Café Royal

The Café Royal in the heart of London’s West End, has been one of the most challenging de-construction projects of recent times. Many areas of the 9 storey building are listed, including the facade and several internal rooms.

The Café Royal in the heart of London’s West End, is one of the most challenging de-construction projects of recent times.

Many areas of the 9 storey building are listed, including the façade and several internal rooms. Development of the temporary works engineering involved the use of 2D and 3D visualisation tools to assist in the complex sequencing of activities and to ensure the safety of 250,000 members of the public passing by the site every day.

Given the high profile location of the site and the difficulties in accessing the site, a strict movement plan was put in place for vehicles entering and leaving. This was produced in conjunction with other contractors also operating at the site.

As part of the company’s Integrated Management System (IMS) a Project Management plan was produced to ensure that the highest standards of health, safety, environmental and quality were consistently maintained. Throughout the duration of the project there were no reportable incidents in any of these areas.