Mila Maintenance and Installation has completed the installation of 90 electrical intake double fire doors at Grade II listed building Sivill House in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
The iconic 20 storey block built in 1966 and designed by one of the foremost architects of his generation – Berthold Lubetkin – was given listed building status to prevent unsympathetic external upgrades taking place, while internal upgrades were approved to bring the building into line with current Health and Safety and Building Regulations.
Mila Maintenance and Installation installed Sentry Fire Doors on each floor, and Installations Operations Manager Dean Bradford commented “Working on a listed building, particularly this one where the residents had campaigned successfully to prevent unsympathetic external works taking place was a challenge. But by working with the main contractor Mulalley and keeping in close contact with the Columbia Tenants and Residents Association who manage the block we were able to carry out our works smoothly and efficiently, while making a significant difference to the safety of the block”.
“This was perhaps one of the most challenge blocks we have worked on, not least because each double door had to be deconstructed post manufacture so that we could use the service lifts on site, and then re-assemble and install. The doors were too large to get into the service lifts having originally been installed as a part of the initial construction process”.
“It was a great project for us to be involved in, especially given the iconic status of the building in the local area, and amongst the wider London community”.