McGee, a specialist engineering contractor, has been appointed as the principal contractor for Phase I of the 30 South Colonnade redevelopment on the Canary Wharf Estate in the UK.

Providing the works for UK real estate developer Quadrant and its joint-venture partner, McGee will be responsible for key elements of the redevelopment.

It will be responsible for soft-strip, structural demolition, façade removal, enabling and structural strengthening works to the 1980’s steel frame building.

Among the complex demolition works to be undertaken by McGee includes the removal of two storeys from the 62m tall building, above the 11th floor slab while keeping the current floor slab intact.

McGee claimed that this project has the complexity of ensuring navigation of the UKPN assets, and therefore required its specialist team to interact with several local stakeholders whilst developing a bespoke temporary works scheme to complement the structure of the current building.

McGee will leverage its in-house capabilities and team to finish the works, along with its own plant and temporary works designers from its construction engineering team.

McGee managing director Seb Fossey said: “As specialists in London, we understand the scope, risks and constraints associated with the scheme which means we engineer the best possible method to deliver the works.

“Our operating model ensures that when procured early, we’re able to collaborate with key stakeholders, mitigate risk and save programme time in doing so.”


Image: McGee will be responsible for key elements of the redevelopment. Credit: McGee