As part of the fit out for a private Hedge Fund client in Mayfair, Od Solutions installed a steel and stone staircase between two floors. The design incorporated bronze balustrades with a timber handrail in keeping with the design of the staircase in the buildings main reception,
The original programme of 18 weeks for the staircase would result in the final installation being installed in a live office environment.
Although this was acceptable for the client, Od endeavoured to accelerate the programme to ensure the works were installed during the fit-out phase, reducing the programme by 2 weeks.
This two week saving was made possible through close communication with the staircase manufacturer and the design team.
Revised programme dates:
Week 1-3 Survey & Design
Week 3 Structural Calculations
Week 4 Drawing Approval
Week 5 Fabrication Drawings
Week 6 Form Structural Opening
Week 6-8 Material Procurement
Week 7-12 Manufacture
Week 10 Trimming Steel work to Opening
Week 13 Finishes
Week 14 Install landings & Stringers
Week 15 Install Treads, stone and Balustrades
Week 16 Install Handrail, lighting, soffit, final decorations and polishing
Programme saving: 2 weeks
In order to achieve this reduced programme a number of key milestones and innovations were introduced to reduce the critical path of the delivery and installation:
The building restrictions prevented the structural opening being formed during normal working hours and the location of the building (opposite The Grosvenor Hotel) prevented works outside of normal working hours.
A close working relationship with Westminster Council and “quiet” construction techniques enabled the works to be completed in 5 days without any noise complaints or interruptions.
The stone treads were sourced in Italy and templates of the treads were provided directly to the stone supplier to enable the treads to be preformed prior to shipping. This saved crucial time in the delivery of the treads which was critical in the final completion date.
The installation team worked in shifts to maximise the number of operations that could take place in a single space, for example, the stone treads were installed during the night and the balustrades were installed during the day.
The staircase was completed on time and prior to occupation ensuring no disruption to our client.
“ We felt Od Solutions really understood the brief and what we were trying to achieve with this significant move into one of Mayfair’s most prestigious addresses. What particularly stood out for us was the overall ability to fully coordinate the team and manage all elements of the project and develop the scheme to add unique touches and finishes to our business”