17 February 2024A Challenging but Exceptional Project

A Challenging but Exceptional Project

From the outset the ‘bowellism architecture’ of the building meant that the installation of the new BUFR system was technically difficult due to the vast amount of external services, plant and equipment located within the working area. The unique design of the structure also meant that a special hanging scaffold system had to be designed, and, with the three main towers standing at over 100 metres tall, there was a huge challenge getting materials safely up onto the roof and removing the waste away. This actually had to be done using wheely bins and tonne bags and required over 3,000 lift operations between the ground and Level 13 area!

Throughout this project we were operating in a continuously live environment meaning that this was a particularly high-risk activity. Access routes, works methodology and sequencing all needed to be carefully planned so that we minimised any disruption to the client and maximised safety for everyone on and around the site.

Nevertheless, despite all these challenges (and many more!), a problem-solving approach meant that we were able to deliver this complex and prestigious scheme on time and within budget for the client.

The success of this project was also made possible thanks to close collaboration with our supply chain partners, notably Access Solutions in Kent, who helped create an ingenious scaffold solution, and manufacturers Bauder Flat Roofs, whose BTRS PLUS built-up felt roofing system was specified for the refurbishment works.

All in all, a fantastic project that we’re all very proud of!

To read the full case study please visit: https://lnkd.in/dwuYnbCb