The Oracle, Reading

‘Project Jenga’ involved creating a new store for retail giant Next at the Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading. However, this was no ordinary project as it involved the complex removal of a structural core to the building, whilst ensuring its stability.

  • The Carey Group
  • Tuesday 18th September 2018

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Too complex for traditional retail fit out contractors to tackle due to the specialist demolition skills required, watch the video below to see how Scudder Demolition expertly tackled this retail challenge, which also involved removing a mile of shop fittings, suspended ceilings and Mechanical & Electrical kit, delivered without a hitch thanks to the careful planning and preparation work, alongside close collaboration with HFM Architects.

Scudder provided a proactive and detailed approach to the management of works, delivering on time. An experienced and strong Scudder team worked on Project Jenga from tender through to completion, providing the consistency required when delivering complex structural modifications within a live building environment. When challenges were encountered Scudder had the capacity to provide a fast response to critical activities ensuring that timescales were met, this was very important to the overall success of the project.

Ben KearnsSenior Associate, Workman LLP

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