Pentonville Road - the site of O'Keefe Demolition's new contract



O’Keefe Demolition wins £1.2 million contract on prestigious new build and refurbishment project in North London.

O’Keefe Demolition has been awarded a £1.2 million contract by Atlas Property for the refurbishment and part new build office space on Pentonville Road and Kings Cross Road in London.

The 30,914ft2 refurbishment will include the partial demolition of 233-239 and 241-243 Pentonville Road, and the internal walls and ground floor rear elevation of 172-176 King’s Cross Road, retaining only their primary and some secondary façades. Due to the construction of the buildings, hand demolition methods will be utilised for most of the superstructure.

Once completed, the project will provide refurbished office space on newly connected floor plates, including a new basement level and additional roof storeys on both Pentonville Road properties, creating one six-storey and another four-storey building.

The properties are adjacent to a listed church, with the site also flanked on both sides by a double red route, which creates logistical challenges, and the works to create the new basement are immediately above existing Thames Water and Transport for London assets.

Jim Heatley, associate director with project managers P&BC, said: “A key factor in securing the contract was down to O’Keefe Demolition’s proven track record and experience in delivering complex demolition schemes on logistically challenging sites, and their clear appetite to take on the scheme.”

O’Keefe’s work is due to start in August and last 24 weeks.

The professional team also includes Squire & Partners, architects; Elliot Wood, structural and civil engineers; and Mecserve, environmental engineering consultants.