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EARLS COURT ROOF IS LOWERED

Cuuvin

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R.I.P. Earls Court...
MILESTONE REACHED AS EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE ROOF IS LOWERED-21785198274.jpg

MILESTONE REACHED AS EARLS COURT EXHIBITION CENTRE ROOF IS LOWERED

23 October 2015: The roof of the Earls Court 1 exhibition centre has been lowered in an eleven-hour, precision operation as part of the ongoing deconstruction of the Earls Court exhibition halls. The buildings are being dismantled to make way for the regeneration of Earls Court by Capital & Counties Properties Plc (Capco), creating a vibrant new part of London with 7,500 new homes, 1.2m sq ft of commercial and retail space and central London’s newest park.


The 1,300 tonne roof measuring 126m long x 75m wide was slowly lowered from 54 meters above the ground in a carefully planned and controlled operation which was four years in the planning. Over the next six months, the reinforced concrete frames of the roof support and the walls will be safely removed, clearing the site for redevelopment. In recent months, the roof and red steel frames of EC2 have been deconstructed and the concrete floor is now being carefully removed. 99% of all materials removed will be recycled.

The EC1 roof lowering is a major milestone in the demolition of the main exhibition hall and for the Earls Court development. Both Earls Court 1 and 2 are due to be fully demolished by mid-2016, at which point the site will then be prepared for the next phase of construction.