Project Profile: Furnival House

F.B Ellmer Limited
Date of completion
March 2015
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Scope of works


  • The conversion of Grade I listed building into 15 residential units with swimming pool, car parking and leisure facilities within new double basement

  • Piling

  • Demolition

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Project key points


  • Installation of piles, stools and needles from within existing lower ground floor

  • Sheet piling using silent and vibrationless techniques 

  • Piecemeal demolition of slabs and walls including all temporary works

  • Excavation of two-storey basement under existing building in top down fashion

  • Construction of RC works to form two levels of basement and new swimming pool

  • Re-construction of four-storey building including new slabs, walls and cores

  • Value engineered the scheme by replacing the piled raft with a ground bearing raft and the secant piles with sheet piles; saving the client cost and time