Portfolio »Swiss Re (the Gherkin)

Main Contractor Skanska Construction
Development Norman Foster Unique 37 Story Office Block
M&E Contractor Skanska Rashleigh Weatherfoil
RMS Contract Value £1,800,000
Contract Period Mar 02 to July 2004

RMS Contract Works - Dubbed the ‘Gherkin’ this state of the art building is now the iconic feature of London’s skyline. We were proud to be involved with SRW on the installation of the plumbing in 34 toilet cores together with the mechanical fit out on 14 floors. The Fit out works, valued at more than £1 million, had to be completed within 4 months. With this short programme and each floor having a circular footprint we were required to install the heating and chilled water mains pipework in prefabricated sections around each core. The copper wastes and domestic water services were curved on site and suspended beneath to duplicate the circular section. Each stage, of each discipline, necessitated separate testing to allow for the installation of the next layer of pipework.