ISG Retail were appointed by the Intercontinental Hotel Group to take over the completion of the hotel project after the previous construction company suspended all works in February 2019. Their project was a £10 million pound hotel renovation and conversion project to transform and replace two hotels into one large Intercontinental Hotel Group, 166 bedroom hotel which will have a gym, bars, restaurants, terraces, and rooms that will be luxurious and fashionable.
ISG Retail contacted and appointed NBC Environment as the preferred and approved specialist business to support them with their project as we could;
Support at the various stages required by the clients and architects:
This has previously delayed the renovation project as the areas needed regular cleansing removal of feral pigeon faeces.
NBC were required to support the architect team design of the bird proofing for the external areas, balancing the needs to have an effective bird deterrent barrier, whilst supporting the accessibility for any potential maintenance of the external ledges and to be unobtrusive and in keeping with the building aesthetics.
Due to the working height of the roof and ledge areas, NBC were to deploy the use of our “G-Stop” fall arrest systems in order to ensure health and safety and the protection of our install team is upheld at all times.
Due to the hotel complex being sited above underground vaults and tunnels which run beneath the pedestrian walkways, regular consultations and approvals with the structural engineering team were carried out. Specialist access equipment had to be considered and deployed with the considerations and allowances of the stress loading points of the access equipment outriggers and tracking travel of the equipment in order to spread the load and stay beneath the SWL capacity of 7.5kN/m2 throughout the works area. This ensured the NBC operatives were able to carry out the installations safely and any risks of damage were eliminated.
Supplying various bird protection solutions:
NBC Environment look forward to supporting the clients, ISG Group for any future projects and Intercontinental Hotel Group with the ongoing maintenance for the bird deterrent system installed.
Read our useful article 'How To Deter Pigeons' for advice on how to avoid pigeon problems.