WeWork’s coworking spaces in Blackfriars serve as a common ground for startups, mid-size companies, and established enterprises. Situated in the heart of London, this 10 storey building contains 5 floors of modern open co-working space and 5 floors of dedicated private offices.
WeWork enlisted the services of LTB Ltd, an office fit-out company that offered a demolition package before refurbishing their Blackfriars office. Once the existing firestopping installations had been removed, CLM Fireproofing was instructed to provide multi-coat intumescent paint to the building’s steelwork.
This project was valued at £1.036m and was scheduled to be carried out between Jan 2020 and May 2020. To meet such tight deadlines, CLM Fireproofing opted to use a two-pack solvent-based intumescent paint. This is because certain solvent-based paints are fast-drying and therefore tend to be more resistant to changing conditions in weather, temperature and humidity. This particular paint was sourced from Nullifire, one of the industry’s leading suppliers of passive fire protection products.
At CLM Fireproofing, one of our core values is compliance with industry best practice and safety standards. We uphold this not just in our work with clients, but in the measures we implement to deliver projects quickly, safely and to the highest quality. For instance, the project specifications for WeWork Blackfriars involved using a considerable amount of solvent-based paint in an enclosed space. This required our team to implement a heavy extraction plan, so we could keep work areas safe for ourselves and other trades. We achieved this by bringing in sizable Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) systems. We operated these systems with consideration with tenants and guests on either side of the buildings surrounding WeWork Blackfriars and to prevent the smell of fumes causing any issues with the neighbouring 5-star hotel.
We offer our clients not only industry-leading expertise and service delivery but demonstrable experience in project management. Our team collaborated with LTB Ltd on a cost management plan that was extremely successful for both parties. We also coordinated our installers to work day and night shifts, helping us adhere to project timescales. This was integral in the project being handed over to LTB Ltd on time, within budget and to the highest possible quality.