Contract: Brighton Pavilion & Dome
Contractor: Skanska UK Building Ltd
Client: Brighton & Hove Council
This contract was for the refurbishment of the existing listed buildings and dome associated with the Brighton Pavilion, Museum and Theatre. The scaffolding structures required a great deal of input from both the main contractor, Skanska UK Building and Anglewest Ltd, due to the complexity of the project.
Access was extremely restricted on site, therefore the beam sections for the roof and the hanging access scaffold to the dome had to be constructed in the adjacent roadway.
Completed sections were craned into position at night. This proved to be very successful and caused very little disturbance to the local residents. A close working relationship was developed on this contract, which lead to a smooth and timely completion.
p> Contract: Brent Civic Centre
Contractor: Skanska UK Ltd
Client: Brent Council
Brent Civic Centre is the new headquarters of Brent Council bringing together all the councils staff and public facilities under one roof for the first time and was confirmed in September 2012 as the UK’s greenest public building.
The structure consists of a steel and glass office block to accommodate council staff and an iconic timber slatted civic drum housing a public library community hall and civic chamber. Anglewest worked closely with Skanska’s site team to develop the access and protection scaffolds as the project evolved, these included general internal access platforms, hoist loading towers, banner support frames, temporary roofs and a radius stepped birdcage in and around the drum.
In addition, Anglewest were also commissioned by the Curtain Walling Contractor, Yuanda Ltd, to erect access/lifting towers to raise and install high level glass panels to the main entrance stairs.
Contract: MParkway, Newbury Town Centre Development
Contractor: Costain Ltd
Client: Standard Life Investments
This Town Centre new mixed scheme redevelopment was carried out by Main Contractor Costain Ltd for the client Standard Life Investments. Anglewest Ltd was successful in securing the £2.6 million pound contract back in August 2009 and completed works in September 2012.
The scaffolding consisted primarily of traditional independent scaffolds, UBIX temporary roofing system, truss out scaffolds and numerous bespoke design structures. Although an extremely large site with some complicated structures the working relationships worked well with the main contractor and have led to further works with the Costain site teams on new projects.
The project was completed in December 2012.
Contract: London Bridge Station, London, SE1
Contractor: Keltbray Ltd
Client: Network Rail – Costain Ltd
The redevelopment of London Bridge Station is a key part of the Thameslink programme, which aims to increase significantly the total frequency of trains through the station per hour. Work commenced in full in 2013 and completed in 2018.
Anglewest Ltd were contracted by Midgard Ltd who were the Main Contractor completing the works on behalf of Redrow Homes. The works consist of an office accommodation gantry, stepped independent scaffolds to the various blocks with bridging and large stepped run off/loading gantries which feed the terraces up the building. The biggest challenge for this project was the setting out of the scaffold to miss the brackets being installed for overhanging balconies, this enabled installation without alteration for the balconies while the scaffolding was dismantled.
Anglewest Ltd worked on this Network Rail contract for Keltbray Ltd who carried out phased demolition works over 5 years on behalf of the Main Contractor, Costain Ltd. Various scaffold types were used the majority were purpose designed. Pedestrian bridge removal scaffolds, screen scaffolds, general access and safety scaffolds.
Contract: ME Hotel, The Strand London
Contractor: Gleeds Construction Management/ Sol Meilia
Client: Sol Meilia Group
The triangular site of the ME London Hotel located on the corner of Aldwych and the Strand was once the home of the popular Gaiety Theatre, the newly built hotel is also adjacent to the recently restored Marconi House that was the former home of the BBC.
Anglewest Ltd commenced work in January 2011 and was engaged to construct the main scaffolds to give access to install the new mansard roof to the existing structure of Marconi House. The restrictions imposed on design and programme (13 weeks & no crane use) made work extremely challenging. Our design team came up with a solution of truss out and hanging scaffolds which consisted of stepped access platforms up the roof. The lack of a crane was overcome with good old fashioned hard work by the team of thirty plus scaffolders employed on this project. Anglewest Ltd also provided numerous truss out access and lifting structures for stone installation to the chimneys and party walls. In addition to the external works we were contracted to carry out a myriad of internal access for M&E, blockwork to name but a few.
Prior to the initial completion the contract suffered a catastrophic event with the building catching fire behind the mansard roof, this delayed the project and meant that a large amount of the completed work had to be replaced. The project was completed in December 2012.