KOKO Camden, London Case Study

This iconic North London nightclub (formerly known as Camden Palace theatre) has undergone a 3 years restoration and redevelopment project which included the acquisition of two adjacent buildings and a full renovation of the rooftop area preserving much of its Victorian heritage.

The works consisted of demolition, excavation, creation of basement, new superstructure, Dome works, new sky garden and a fourth-floor glazed roof extension.


  • Leica Total Station TS60
  • Propriety carbon fibre telescopic pole


  • Duration: 12 months
  • Frequency: Weekly

What we did

ASES were tasked with putting forward an effective monitoring system that would measure any lateral/vertical movement that the building works have on the developed property and neighbouring structures.

Precise 3D targets were installed using non-shrink specialist adhesive in proposed locations creating an accurate baseline compared to periodic readings recorded with Leica TS60.

The use of a propriety carbon fibre telescopic pole that allows installation of retroflective targets up to 10 metres in height, eliminated the use of a MEWP for fixing of high-level targets.

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38 high level targets were installed safely in record time.


The project’s location on Camden High Street and in close proximity to Mornington Crescent tube station resulted in a high volume of pedestrians at peak times. By using our propriety carbon fibre telescopic pole we avoided possible footpath closures, reduced installation times and increased site safety by eliminating ladder use.