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 St, 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 becoming increasingly common to extend upwards rather than sideways. Our project in Fleet St was, therefore, far from unique – apart from the location and logistics.

We were working 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 St over several weekends and carry out the works as quickly as possible. As you can imagine, the process involved in closing such a busy London thoroughfare is not an easy one! 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 works over three weekends.

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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