5 North Colonnade, Canary wharf, London

Date: 2022/ongoing

Address: 5 North Colonnade, Canary wharf, London

Client: Canary Wharf


5 North Colonnade, Canary wharf, London

Current status – Integral Cradles completed a complex façade access project in 2022. GIND UK is looking after the ongoing warrantied Maintenance works.


5 North Colonnade is a large office building situated in Canary Wharf, London. It was recently used by Barclays’ Corporate & Investment Bank, which is moving its investment bank staff in London into its nearby headquarters at One Churchill Place, consolidating office space in the Canary Wharf financial district.

The move is part of a long-term review of its property footprint, as banks worldwide cut back on real estate amid a shift to more home working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The main challenge facing Integral Cradles was to get the old building maintenance unit (BMU) safety decommissioned, removed from the roof and efficiently recycled, and the new BMU lifted onto the building. This was completed utilising a mobile crane hire. The success was down to the our extensive experience and competence of the Integral Cradles engineering team. After developing a lift plan for the mobile crane, this target was achieved according to client’s schedule and cost plan.

Integral Cradles also installed a track-mounted safety line to assist users accessing the equipment safely.

Integral Cradles’ maintenance partner GlND UK is delivering fully comprehensive BMU maintenance for client Canary Wharf Retail Ltd.

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