Having helped the College secure £6m capital funding from the GLA’s Skills for Londoners Fund, Fusion project managed the delivery of the funded scheme. The first phase of which comprised recladding of a 6 storey tower block. Completing the works with minimal disruption to College activities was the key challenge as the programme was too long to be completed entirely outside of term time.
Fusion also provided a decant management service, but it quickly became apparent there was insufficient alternative space to decant the building entirely. Fusion arranged for one bay of curtain walling in a disused area to be removed before the works commenced and noise monitoring completed. From this exercise it became apparent that the noise and vibration travelled vertically up the concrete frame of the building but less so horizontally. Therefore, the decision was taken to decant one elevation of the building at a time as teaching could continue with less disruption on the other side of the building. Non-working days were also written into the contract preliminaries to ensure no noisy works were completed on exam days.