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Wroxham Viaduct

Wroxham Viaduct, Network Rail

Project Overview

Wroxham ViaductThe installation of scaffolding on the Wroxham Viaduct for our customer Network Rail.

The purpose of the installation was to allow for routine maintenance work to be carried out by Network Rail.

  • Scaffold crash deck to underside of viaduct
  • Access and materials to site via pontoon

Scaffolding Challenges

Wroxham Viaduct

Not only were our operatives working at height, they were also working over water. This evidently meant additional challenges.

As part of our rigorous health and safety assessment procedures we ensured that there was a safety boat present at all times when work was being carried out.

Scaffolding at Thetford Academy

Thetford Academy

Project Overview

Scaffolding design and installation for work carried out at the Thetford Academy.

Scaffolding at Thetford AcademyThe Academy is in the process of building a new Sportshall & Changing Rooms, a new Main Block and a new Kitchen & Dining facility.

Construction work at the Academy during 2012 and 2013 has required extensive amounts of Scaffolding.

 

Challenges

Thetford Academy Scaffolding Design DrawingsThis was a large and complex project.

Narford Scaffolding provided detailed design and calculation work to ensure compliance with TG20:80 guidelines.

 

 

Scaffodling inside Water Flume Centre, Skegess

Butlins Skegness

Project Overview

Works on the Butlins Holiday Facility in Skegness to improve the swimming pool and fun complex

Butlins Holiday Facility, SkegnessInitial project entailed building a birdcage to the internal of Main Pool Area, with additional works commissioned.

  • Birdcage to external scaffold and envirowrapping volcano for sealed onsite fibreglassing works
  • This then led to birdcage into water flume Tower Hall to allow for airconditioning works
  • Continued works on site, led to full refurbishment of complex

Scaffolding Challenges

Butlins Water Park Scaffold PlanStringent timescales for such a large amount of scaffolding.

Challenges included:

  • Working with other trades in same area
  • Design of a hanging scaffold in addition to the existing scaffold to allow utilisation by other trades.

Narford Project Manager’s Report

Scaffodling inside Water Flume Centre, Skegess

We used vast amounts of hanging scaffolds to ensure sleek operations by all trades involved.

This project meant we had a major interface with other trades during both the erection and dismantle of this scaffold project. This involved many inter-contractual liaisons.

Kings Cross Station

King’s Cross Station

Project Overview

A £500m scheme to restore and improve the 160-year old Grade-I listed train station.

Kings Cross Station

Narford Scaffolding was a key supplier and provided the bespoke scaffolding rig to allow the refurbishment of the main station’s two barrel-shaped roofs.

  • Rolling temporary roofs over the main train sheds
  • Extensive scaffolding for glazing replacement
  • Platform and façade scaffolding to main station areas and internal concourse

Scaffolding Challenges

King's Cross Station ScaffoldingThe rolling roof was constructed in a UBIX roof system due to the site constraints. This was the largest rolling roof of its kind in the Europe at the time of construction.

Working with heritage infrastructure necessitated that great care had to be taken.

Works were carried out 24hrs a day which allowed the more sensitive parts of the operation to be conducted during quiet times.

Designs had to be adapted and changed many times to suit particular loadings and station assets that had to be built / considered.

Narford Project Manager’s Report

King's Cross Rail Station ScaffoldingThe most crucial element to my involvement was placing the correct staff, with suitable skill levels for this sensitive environment. We had a significant recruitment period due to the short notice demands from our client. This led to 140+ personnel on site continuously.

Given the accelerated period of the erection and the dismantle, the mass of personnel and the acutely sensitive working environment, there were no major HSE incidents from such an intense scope of works.