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The Barbican Centre


Delivering refurbishment works to the Barbican Estate, a unique architectural gem within the City of London and Europe’s largest multi-arts and conference venue, VolkerLaser have ensured that future generations are able to enjoy this significant architectural achievement of the 20th century.

Key Services Provided

  • Waterproofing
  • Tiles and Screed
  • Insulation
  • Structural Movement Joints

The project consisted of the application of a Triflex fully fleeced waterproofing system to the existing asphalt membrane of a large podium, located within the centre of a residential area. The contract also included the refurbishment of hard landscaping involving the removal and replacement of screed and tiles, and the installation of new structural movement joints. Works were designed with the premise of halting the ingress of water, which was affecting the neighbouring health club and other occupants
of the Trade Centre premises

A logistically challenging project, the scheme was an exercise in working under tight constraints of space, noise reduction, working hours and listed building requirements, all of which VolkerLaser adhered to with the high standard of workmanship that our clients expect.

VolkerLaser developed a stakeholder management strategy as well as a weekly progress report for the benefit of stakeholders that was completed to the approval of the City of London. This was essential in order to maintain strong communication links with all parties and therefore ensuring continuity of the work and to a scheduled programme.

Extensive pedestrian management was undertaken in order to maintain public access whilst sustaining the continued amenity and safety of surrounding commercial and residential occupants. VolkerLaser ensured that suitable access to doorways to all properties was preserved, and any planned work adjacent to these had to be completed at weekends.

Project sheets

Facts and figures

  • Client
    City of London
  • Value
    £3.7 million
  • Duration
    November 2013 - June 2014
  • Project categories

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