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