As part of a review of the Precinct portfolio, Holmes Consulting recommended improvements to Mayfair House seismic performance through the installation of high tensile steel across the building. We were involved as lead consultant, coordinating the in-ceiling services around the new structural elements.
The programme of works developed by RCP was very tight because the work needed to be carried out on work floors. The work was completed mainly out of hours in 2 floors at a time. Some of the work involved bolting through from one floor to the next so disruption needed to be controlled across two floors simultaneously.
The hoardings were installed and the ceiling tiles and grid removed in small sections. Steel straps were installed across the top of the existing air conditioning units and bolted to large brackets at the perimeter. Careful attention was paid to the path of the steel across the in-ceiling services.
Mayfair House has had an uplift in NBS by the implementation of a simple solution across occupied floors making this building valuable space in a location close to the government centre.