Farringdon West, Islington – London

Farringdon West artists impression

The Farringdon West Crossrail Over-Site Development (OSD) is located at the heart of Clerkenwell in Central London. Designed by award-winning British architecture practice John Robertson Architects, this project by developer HB Reavis, comprises approximately 12 800 sq m of office, retail and amenity space delivering high quality office accommodation.

Anticipated to last 36 weeks, the RF Fixing team began works in January 2020 on the seven-storey commercial building and are completing the whole building façade, including:

  • Installing Brackets
  • Standard glazed elements
  • Terracota elements
  • Balustrade glass
  • Coping works.

Lead by our experienced RF Fixing project manager, the team includes a dedicated site supervisor, health and safety manager, QA manager, slingers, banksmen and fixers. All our operatives are highly skilled and proficient in the use of cranes, trained to IPAF standard and will be using a combination of skills and equipment to complete the project, including

  • Spider crane – to decant and prep the elements
  • Tower crane – for the install of elements
  • Pallet stackers
  • Gantry
  • Chain hoist
  • Small MEWPS
  • Podiums

We are delighted to be contributing to this development which once complete will have one of London’s highest office space to terrace ratios of approx. 12 percent and will stand at the very centre of London’s world-renowned design community. Keep an eye on our Facebook and LinkedIn business pages for progress updates!

PROGRESS UPDATE: We were delighted to be able to resume works on 10th June. With an accelerated short term return programme in place to mitigate the COVID delays, the team have been pushing on with programme recovery and the project is progressing nicely. As of 3rd July the first section milestone of closing in level 7/8 plant room is complete.