Contract: St Giles Circus, Soho, London

Contractor: Skanska UK Ltd & Szerelmey Ltd

Client: Consolidated Developments

Located close to Tottenham Court Road underground station in London, St Giles Circus is a mixed-use development. It combines retail, leisure and entertainment spaces, commercial offices and residential accommodation across four new buildings and a number of existing buildings.Skanska will refurbish the buildings along the north side of Denmark Street, London’s ‘Tin Pan Alley’, an area with a rich musical history. The street was once home to ‘The NME’ and ‘Melody Maker’, as well as recording studios that saw The Kinks, the Rolling Stones and Elton John pass through their doors.

The refurbishment covers a number of Grade II listed buildings on Denmark Street, Denmark Place and St Giles High Street, some dating back to before the Great Fire of London in 1666. Anglewest Scaffolding Ltd are pleased to be working with the site team, it is an interesting contract to be involved in with various challenges along the way. We will be providing independent scaffolds, gantries, temporary roofs, retained façade scaffolds to the new and existing buildings.

We are also working with the trade contractors on site, the largest involvement being with Szerelmey Ltd constructing truss out scaffolds off the high-level floors and full height towers to the columns to allow installation of stonework bands to the perimeter and to the corner columns of Blocks A & B. Our works on site are due to finish early 2020.