Sunday 9 January 2022

1 Golden Lane (the ex UBS building) strip-out plan

 With UBS having vacated 1 Golden Lane, the building is to be redeveloped.  It is not clear yet exactly what "redeveloped" means, whether largely demolished and rebuilt as something else or merely cleaned up and re-fitted, but the first step is to strip-out the current internal fittings and drill some boreholes to study the ground beneath the building.

The work will be done by a firm called KpH who are, of course, considerate contractors.  Work details for the project were explained in the following letter and flyer, along with project contact details.

Click to read the letter and flyer

Here are the contact details from the letter ...

Borehole work by A2:

  • Oliver Cottam: 0744 694 4137
  • Richard Beaumont: 0756 565 0530

Strip-out work by KpH:

  • Phil Dunt: 0770 338 1743
  • Marius Sadauskas: 07985 038 9866 (this looks wrong, but is as given)
  • Andrew Mackie: 0795 038 9866

Here's hoping the boring is boring and they don't find any lingering WWII ordinance!

Update ... here is the text of an email received by the house group on this topic


Dear Stakeholder,

I am writing to you to inform you of the Soft Strip Out and Borehole works that are due to commence at 1 Golden Lane from January 2022. I would be very grateful if you could pass this information on to anyone living in proximity to 1 Golden Lane so that they can also be fully informed.

The Strip Out work will be confined to internal, non-heritage elements of the building to ensure noise, dust and other disruption will be kept to a minimum. Removing the internal finishes in the building at this early stage will provide a comprehensive understanding of the existing building to allow the proposal to maximise re-use opportunities and ultimately reduce the programme duration of the development and any disruption to our neighbours.

Borehole works will commence on Wednesday 12th January and run for approximately 5 business days until Tuesday 18th January. The Soft Strip Out works will commence on Monday 17th January and are expected to be complete at the end of March 2022.

The following works have been planned:

  • Borehole/ foundation survey tests to the south elevation vehicle ramp
  • Soft strip of materials internally to the building, including waste clearance
  • Removal of external plant and finishes to terraces/ roof
Noise monitoring will be undertaken throughout the duration of the works and will be constantly reviewed to ensure that is remains compliant with The City of London regulations.

If you have any concerns or questions about the Borehole works, please contact A2 Site Supervisor, Oliver Cottam or A2 Project Manager, Richard Beaumont. Their contact details are below.
  • Oliver Cottam – 07446 944137
  • Richard Beaumont - 07565 650530
The Soft Strip on site hours are Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm and Saturday from 8am– 2pm, albeit work will not commence until 9am. Operatives will arrive on site from 7.30am for registration and inductions.

If you have any concerns or questions about the Soft Strip Out works, please contact Site Managers Phil Dunt or Marius Sadauskas or Operations Director, Andrew Mackie. Their contact details are below.
  • Phil Dunt - 07703 381743
  • Marius Sadauskas - 079850 389866
  • Andrew Mackie - 07950 389866
If you have any general questions about the project, please do not hesitate to email or call our free phone number 0800 994 9322.

Kind regards,
Stephen Gregory
Account Executive
M: 07468 492 708

London Office
131 Finsbury Pavement,
London, EC2A 1NT
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