New client Bennett Construction approached Embassy Site Services for a project located on the River Thames, close to Blackfriars. The scope of works on this office block which is being refurbished into luxury apartments was to build an external scaffold façade, as well as internal scaffolds to support the lift shafts.
When working on the scaffold design we had to accommodate the window installers to ensure there was clear access, and this meant we had to consider the open conditions the building is exposed to being located so close to the water. Due to the wind loads being high, we needed greater thought and planning in order to establish which scaffold was best to use for the project. Using our extensive knowledge, and by consulting our engineer, we agreed to a suitable anchor that would perform the task.
Access and delivery times were sometimes challenging due to the Central London location, and like this site, in particular, was located in a narrow road, it meant there were both restrictions on when we could offload materials, and when the works could be carried out. There were also residential “quiet-time” periods which prevented us working during certain times, so this also had to be considered during the planning process.
This was a technical scaffold, but one which has a really nice finish, and once erected, Monarflex sheeting was applied to protect the building from the natural riverside elements.
Broken Wharf is a great project for our portfolio and one which ran smoothly and on time. We are very much looking forward to working with Bennetts Construction again in the near future.
“This was our first project with Bennetts Construction and we are pleased with how well it went. The client appeared to be very happy with the outcome and with the quality of the scaffold.”