Thursday, May 14th, 2015
We’re pleased to announce that LDF has been chosen to help refit the old BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane, London, which is to be turned into housing and studios later this year.
The team will be working in conjunction with Carey’s, a leading construction and resource recovery group which will also be enlisting the help of Lend Lease and Bovis Homes for this large-scale project.
“We will be working predominantly in the TC1 and TC2 areas of the old BBC site, which form a horse-shoe shape close to the entrance to the old Television Centre,” explains Danny Fuller, Managing Director. “We have developed a specialist confined entry space for our staff in the site’s undercroft and are going to have three full-time teams onsite five days a week to ensure the project is completed on time and on budget.”
Work will involve the removal and re-fit of all combined foul and surface water pipework located in the undercroft of the former studio buildings. In addition, LDF are responsible for the clean and CCTV Survey of all rainwater pipework to ensure they are given a clean bill of health and in the best condition possible, ready for the big opening. Heavy cast iron pipework will need to be removed by specially trained engineers, and specialist hand cutting equipment will reduce the need for conventional cutting and speed up the delivery process.
The team is due to complete the project within a three month timeframe and, upon successful delivery, it’s likely that LDF will be asked to start work on the plumbing requirements for the new developments that are going to be built on the former studio site in late 2015/early 2016. This contract alone is expected to be worth several million pounds.
“We’re delighted to be working on the site of the old BBC headquarters and will work tirelessly to ensure we meet all of the development’s deadlines,” adds Danny. “We recognise that we’re only able to take on projects of this size and scale thanks to the exceptional knowledge, experience and professionalism of our staff, and we’d like to congratulate them on all their hard work in securing this contract!”
To speak to the LDF team about your upcoming drainage requirements in London or elsewhere in the South-East, please contact a member of staff directly.