The Italian Job

Main Contractor

Third Way


8000 sq ft


5 weeks

Italian Building

FDS were contracted to undertake the partial soft strip of a 6 story terraced property in Bermondsey. Works included the removal of fixtures and fittings, timber floors, joists and floorboards as well as remaining tenant partitions.

Also included in the works was the removal of a steel staircase which ran up the building against the party wall. This had to be completed in several stages and FDS worked in tandem with structural carpenters to facilitate the synchronised removal and reinstatement of load-bearing beams on each floor. Other challenges involved the carrying of waste out down the stairs as the building was inherited without a functioning lift. FDS worked flexibly with the Main Contractor to limit the impact this had on program and cost for the client.