Office Building for Legalease, Fleet St, London

We were commissioned by Leaglease to add lift shafts, stairs and an extra floor to their building in Fleet Street, London.

  • Client: Legalease
  • Structural detail by: Mark Ebbs & Mick Simpson
  • Job Duration: 2016-2017 (18 months)

Space to develop in London is rare, so it is increasingly common to extend buildings upwards rather than sideways. Our project in Fleet Street was, therefore, far from unique – apart from the location and logistics.

We worked directly for the building’s owner rather than a large construction company. When we won the contract to build a steel framed single story extension on the roof, therefore, we were also asked to work out how to get the steel work up there, and erect it, in order to successfully add another floor to the building.

The solution was to site a mobile tower crane in Fleet Street over several weekends and carry out the works as quickly as possible. As you can imagine, closing such a busy London thoroughfare is not an easy process! There was considerable traffic management involved and bus diversions to arrange. We contracted City Lifting who supplied the crane and arranged everything else with the council directly. We completed the work over three weekends.

What do you think of the photos we took during the project? Not a bad view…

Are you interested in commissioning a construction project from LSJ Engineering?

We are open for commercial steel work! If you liked the work we did for Legalease, get in touch here, email or call 01702 290 585. You can find more of our structural steel work projects here.

Published by LSJ Engineering

LSJ Engineering provides premium structural steel, architectural steel and staircases for businesses in Essex, London and the South East, from our base in Shoeburyness.

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