Axis was appointed by the London Fire Brigade (LFB) to complete a window renewal project at their iconic Kings Road Fire Station in Chelsea. The project involved erecting full scaffolding to the Fire Station complete with goods hoist for the windows and materials, bridging the scaffolding over the emergency
automated Fire Engine doors to ensure the Fire Fighters could attend emergency calls without works obstructing their quick exit.
Our work commenced with the removal of the old windows utilising an approved Asbestos Specialist to undertake an inspection for any suspected asbestos contamination within and surrounding the old windows, which then enabled their safe removal under controlled conditions. The new windows were fitted throughout all three floors, which had to be phased to ensure the installation of these windows were fitted immediately after each removal was complete and certified safe for the fitting team, this was to ensure we maintained a safe working environment and so that the security and wind/weather tightness of the building was not compromised at any time for the duration of our works.
All the high-level windows were fitted with auto opening mechanisms to provide adequate fresh air and ventilation circulation naturally within the building. Other internal and external facilitating works were carried out and included; ceiling renewals, electrical installations, ventilation and air conditioning. Concrete repairs and painting work was carried out to the external facades of the building.
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