Construction

This page will provide information about works occurring in relation to the Your New Town Hall project.

In addition to these updates, near neighbours/affected parties will also continue to be updated directly.

OMH site updates


October 2020


The CEMP has been updated, as the new contractors, MAR, is on site from mid-October. MAR will be undertaking the removal of the basement and the construction of the building.

The Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) provides details of the works being undertaken on the Olive Morris House site. As before, there is the technical copy of the CEMP and a summary version – both are below to download and read.

DOWNLOAD FULL CEMP DOWNLOAD SUMMARY CEMP

Change in methodology


We are proposing a change in methodology to further reduce the noise created on site and provide a protective visual screen to the residents of Beverstone Road. The proposed change will also expediate the demolition through the use of larger excavators that can “munch” their way through the building rather than continuous breaking. We have produced a presentation on this which you can read here.

DOWNLOAD PRESENTATION [pptx] 

OMH noise monitoring update


Noise and vibration monitors are placed around the site. These are in use and monitored 24hrs a day to ensure the noise & vibration limits are not reached. All the monitoring systems are linked to an independent monitoring company, and the reports are listed below.

DOWNLOAD ISSUE 1 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 2 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 3 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 4 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 5 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 6 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 7 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 8 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 9 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 10 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 11 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 12 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 13 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 14 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 15 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 16 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 17 [pdf] 

O’Keefe produce updates on the work they will be carrying out over a two-week period. This is to provide notice to the local community on upcoming works. You can download this information below.

DOWNLOAD ISSUE 1 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 2 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 3 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 4 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 5 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 6 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 7 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 8 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 9 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 10 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 11 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 12 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 13 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 15 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 16 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 17 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 18 [pdf]  DOWNLOAD ISSUE 19 [pdf] 

June 2020


O’Keefe continue to carry out the preparatory works ahead of the main demolition works that take place this month.
Should you have any questions or have any issues relating to the Olive Morris House works, please report these to GL Hearn to ensure these are reported, actioned and logged appropriately. You can do this via 0344 225 0003 or using olivemorrishouse@glhearn.com.

Alternatively you can contact the Site Manager, Jason, on 07976 390 593.

April 2020 update


Olive Morris House

Demolition works will begin on site at Olive Morris House on 20 April 2020. Some initial information about the works is provided below in the form of a community presentation*, which was prepared by Olive Morris House demolition contractors, O’Keefe Demolition Ltd, (see contractor background and contact details further down this page).

*For the Brixton Neighbourhood Construction Forum – see Community Engagement page for more information on the Forum.

DOWNLOAD INITIAL INFO ON DEMOLITION WORKS (community presentation) 

Further, more detailed, programme and works information will be provided on this page over the next few weeks.

Covid-19 impacts on Olive Morris House works
Muse Developments and O’Keefe realise that the community will have many questions and also concerns about works being conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

We would like to reassure you that the project is commencing with the support of our partners at the London Borough of Lambeth and will be conducted in accordance with:

• The latest guidance from The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP letter dated 31 March 2020:
DOWNLOAD LETTER

• Construction Leadership Council guidelines which have recently been revised in light of COVID-19:
DOWNLOAD CLC GUIDANCE

• Olive Morris House site-specific operating procedures policy:
DOWNLOAD OMH OPERATING POLICY

For more answers to your important questions relating to Covid-19 and Olive Morris House demolition works more generally, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

The Construction and Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) provides details of the works being undertaken on the Olive Morris House site.

The purpose of the CEMP is to:

  • Describe the nature of the construction activities
  • Summarise the likely environmental issues that may arise during construction such as noise, dust and vibration
  • Specify the team’s approach to managing these
  • Outline the construction and demolition programme
DOWNLOAD FULL CEMP DOWNLOAD SUMMARY CEMP

About the Contractor

O’Keefe Demolition Ltd is the demolition contractor for Olive Morris House, the final phase of development on the Your New Town Hall project.

The O’Keefe Group is a civil engineering contracting business providing a range of services to public, private and residential sectors of the construction industry, predominantly in London and the South East. Founded in 1970 as a small groundworks company, the O’Keefe Group has grown to become a £75 million integrated engineering business recognised as an expert in its fields.

The business is driven by 4 key core values:

  1. Health and Safety
  2. Quality
  3. Programme certainty
  4. Commercial focus

Their primary focus is on health and safety and are fastidious in enforcing their own “What IF? Incident Free” programme.

All works on-site will be conducted in accordance with Site Operating Procedures, as published by the Construction Leadership Council. This is aligned with guidance provided by Public Health England.

Community enquiries during Olive Morris House construction demolition


The Olive Morris House team is committed to keeping neighbour disruption to a minimum. Our demolition methodology has been designed with lots of different techniques to reduce neighbour impacts as much as possible.

With a live construction site there will, inevitably, be some disruption but we are keen to try and resolve issues with you where we can. If you need to report an issue during the demolition works, please contact Declan Kelly (on site) on 07919 573151 or GL Hearn, community engagement advisors (contacts at the bottom of the page).

2019 update


Town Hall
Works completed in December 2017 and the building is open to the local community.

Civic Office
Works completed in February 2018 and the building is open to the local community.

Ivor House
Works completed in September 2018.

Hambrook House
Works completed in December 2018.