Moving rubble through the crowds of London

10 Trinity Square is a landmark building in the City of London. This Grade II listed building is now undergoing sympathetic transformation into a luxury hotel, said to be one of the most exciting building projects taking place in the City The site manager needed a flexible solution to help remove excavation materials offsite within an extremely congested London location.

The challenge

Transforming a building such as 10 Trinity Square, situated in an extremely congested area (the building overlooks the Tower of London), can introduce many problems, especially when it comes to removing demolition and excavation materials.

The building is situated in the centre of London, and was complicated by the requirement to remove rubble from the basement area. Fortunately Coveya has a great deal of experience supporting customers working in busy, inner city locations like Central London. We are also used to providing conveyor solutions for very confined and restricted spaces such as basements.

Working in a confined space in a busy area of London

The basement required a large amount of demolition and excavation work. But it was important that this was carried out carefully since part of the building was Grade II listed. Because of this and other restrictions, the only way to remove the excavated materials, without creating any damage, was through a ground floor window into awaiting trucks. There was an added problem in that once the trucks had been loaded, the conveyor then had to be removed to free up the loading bay for other deliveries.

The solution

Coveya solved the problem with a bespoke modular, manoeuvrable conveyor solution. We began by installing a narrow conveyor that fit comfortably through the ground floor window (without damaging brickwork). We then designed and built an electric hoist to attach to the head of the conveyor and a pivot mechanism for the rear. This allowed the head of the conveyor to be raised up out of the way after use, therefore freeing up the delivery bay for other deliveries.

Why not let Coveya see how much time and money you could save?

For more information contact us on:

0800 915 9195


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