This impressive façade of the former Pearl Assurance headquarters building contains the secret of 850 tonnes of new structural steelwork supplied and erected by Caunton Engineering Ltd.
With the exception of the front part of this listed building, and the inner courtyard façade, which were both retained, the remainder of the building was demolished down to the existing third floor and in some cases down to the basement.
Following exposure of all the remaining existing steelwork, Caunton set about the strengthening works and new connections required to carry the new floors above.
The existing steel was spliced and a further four new floors and two plant room roofs added. In addition to the steelwork, Caunton also undertook the management for the supply and installation of the metal floor decking erected from the basement upwards.