Barley Mow Centre

Workspace, one of our long standing clients, have developed a formula for taking old buildings in London, many of local business and industrial historical interest and turning them into modern, vibrant and exciting business centres providing flexible office space, communal areas and on site cafes and bars.

The Barley Mow Centre in Chiswick, already a Workspace property, was earmarked by the Group for a major redevelopment. The Silver Platter building, at the time being outdated, single storey with mezzanines and of mixed use, was to be demolished and a new multi storey building erected in its place, optimising the footprint of the building and creating bright modern office accommodation.

Randall Contracting were engaged for the first phase of the development, an enabling works contract, to reconfigure the major services in preparation for the new development, provide a basement cycle store for a hundred bikes plus changing and shower facilities.

The works also comprised of the installation of first phase drainage, including the provision of a foul pumping station in the basement, with access via an existing narrow ramp. The whole basement was enclosed with little natural through ventilation so, with a hefty slab to break out and drainage excavations of nearly three metres deep, it was the ideal task for our Brokk robotic breaker and excavator. An electrically operated tracked machine, so no fumes and massively efficient breaker and muncher attachment, perfect for working in that environment and optimising on the permitted noisy working periods available .






5 months


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