Project Profile: Victoria & Albert Museum

Date of completion
May 2015
£7.8 M
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RC Frame and Temporary Works for Victoria & Albert Museum
RC Frame and Temporary Works for Victoria & Albert Museum

Scope of works


  • Demolition

  • Installation of major temporary works to Grade II listed buildings

  • Bulk excavation (30,000m³)

  • Reinforced concrete frame

  • Top down construction

  • Drainage and pumping chambers

  • Design, installation and removal of the temporary gantry

RC Frame and Temporary Works for Victoria & Albert Museum

Project key points


  • Major temporary works including design, installation and removal of props up to 35m in length, 1.3 diameter and weighing up to 20 tonnes

  • Top down construction including the heavily restricted excavation and subsequent disposal of over 30,000m³ of excavated arisings through preformed 'mole holes' below the newly cast suspended slab

  • Carefully planned and systematic triple handling of excavated arisings due to the restrictions imposed by the temporary propping, varying stepped levels/undulations in formation

  • Safe removal of substantially large existing foundations to Grade II listed buildings following installation of temporary piles, needles and props

  • Achieved no more than 10mm cumulative movement across the entire installation, pre-loading and removal of the entire temporary works scheme

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