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On The Level February 2021

Inner City Scaffolding Limited work at landmark building

Inner City Scaffolding Limited, Scaffolding Association Assessed Members, have been supporting works for Black Mountain Partners Limited, the developers at 68 King William Street, London, a former Lloyds Bank and Guardian Assurance Company building that dates back to 1920.

68 King William Street

Working to high quality scaffolding designs by Abreo Group, Inner City Scaffolding Limited erected an eye-catching, 30 metres long, 5 metres wide and 4 metres high loading gantry consisting of over 150 liner meters of 750 Apollo X Beams, cantilevered over the entrances and exits to Bank Station.

68 King William Street
68 King William Street

Being mindful of commuter access and traffic flow the team carefully designed and set out the scaffolding to ensure that TfL and London Underground width and high requirements were met. Beyond these considerations they also had to plan for the underground tunnel below. To maximise the loading area of the gantry the team introduced kentledge to the inside dolly towers using steel tube and water butts to the upper level, allowing the gantry to have a loading capacity of 10kN/m2 for refurbishment work at roof level. The extremely impressive roof level scaffolding consists of two huge truss outs and a 20 metre bridge from front to back with two suspended hanging lifts.

68 King William Street
68 King William Street

This technically and visually impressive project has been managed with aplomb by the Inner City Scaffolding Limited team, and they look forward to embracing more challenging projects in the near future. Find out more about the company here.


Lights, cameras, action! for Thurrock Scaffolding Services Limited 

Thurrock Scaffolding Services Limited, Scaffolding Association Assessed Members, have been providing support on the McLaren site in Basildon, Essex, where a new Empire Cinema is under construction. The access solutions provided are to allow the new cladded facade to be safely installed.

Thurrock Scaffolding Services Limited
Thurrock Scaffolding Services Limited

When finished, the site will boast a ten-screen cinema plus a £25 million leisure development with bars and restaurants. Construction is expected to be completed in summer 2021.

Find out more about Thurrock Scaffolding Services Limited here.


Leeds Access Company Limited help protect Leeds Minster

Leeds Minster

Leeds Access Company Limited, Scaffolding Association Assessed Members, have been providing access solutions at Leeds Minster.

Working alongside PB Scaffold Design Ltd, TRAD Hire & Sales and Final Seal Shrink Wrap, the teams of contractors have designed and constructed independent access scaffolding, a monitored scaffold alarm, security sheeting and a wrapped temporary roof to protect works at the city's landmark religious building.

Leeds Minster
Leeds Minster

In the face of prolonged periods of adverse weather – rain, sleet, snow and plunging temperatures – the team at Leeds Access Company Limited pulled together to meet the client's tight timeframe.

Find out more about Leeds Access Company Limited here.


Mr Scaffolding UK Ltd provide quick response at Aston Villa

Mr Scaffolding UK Ltd, Scaffolding Association Audited Members, recently worked with Musgrave Generators, who needed to gain safe access to a generator at Aston Villa Football Club.

The team needed to mobilise quickly, providing RAMS and completing Covid-19 inductions prior to attending. Scaffolding was erected, providing safe access to the generator – the Musgrave team then completed their repair work and the scaffolding was promptly dismantled before Aston Villa's next game was due to be played.

Mr Scaffolding UK Ltd

The Mr Scaffolding team displayed their ability to mobilise quickly and efficiently, providing high quality work and safe working practices whilst adhering to a client's policies and expectations.

Find out more about Mr Scaffolding UK Ltd here.


Mattison Scaffolding Limited supporting Kingston University expansion

Mattison Scaffolding Limited, Scaffolding Association Audited Members, have recently erected an independent access scaffolding at Seething Wells Campus halls of residence, Kingston upon Thames.

Kingston University
Kingston University

The client brief was for a temporary structure to the front and rear elevations and then to erect modular beams to form a temporary roof covering. This covering allows work to start on the construction of a new floor with additional rooms for students. The project, still on-going, requires temporary roof coverings on selected accommodation blocks within specific timeframes. In addition to these time demands, the Mattison team have needed to focus on their communications and logistics, remaining conscious of equipment and supplies occupying limited car park spaces, and liaising with ground workers as they lay new pipes.

Kingston University
Kingston University

As you can see from these aerial photos, the Mattison team removed a considerable amount of working from height by erecting boarded platforms to each module beam at ground level, then lifting them in place with a crane.

Find out more about Mattison Scaffolding Limited here.


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