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Lyndon Scaffolding PLC

48.3 Scaffold Design is delighted to be working with new clients Lyndon Scaffolding PLC. We are really excited about working with one of the biggest and most successful scaffolding companies in the UK over the coming months and helping them continue to deliver an outstanding service for their clients.

Phil Smith, Lyndon Area Manager said: "We are delighted to be working in partnership with the lads from 48.3. Their service has been excellent and their design drawings can not be faulted... It's just a shame that Ben is from Barnsley".

Bush House, The Strand, London

One of our most exciting projects at present is for Bush House, London. Situated between Aldwych and the Strand at the southern end of Kingsway and former home to the BBC World Service, Bush House is undergoing major refurbishment.

The building now owned by Japanese company Kato Kagaku, will be renamed the Aldwych Quarter upon completion scheduled for June 2014.

The four buildings and central courtyard that make up the Aldwych quarter will be stripped back to shell and core and completely overhauled. ISG who have been awarded the £52m project will be providing more than 300,000 sq.ft of lettable office space.

48.3 Scaffold Design, in partnership with TRAD Scaffolding, have completed three out of five stages of the design for the pavement gantries, access scaffolds and loading bays. Stages four and five are ongoing and TRAD are due to start work on site shortly.

An impressive building like Bush House with its long curved facades does bring its challenges however. Michael Eager, 48.3 Design Engineer said: "The curvature of the front of the building has created some challenges, integrating the designs of the tube and fitting pavement gantry with the Layher Allround access scaffold which it supports has been tricky. We have worked closely with TRAD to ensure that the two elements of the scaffold integrate effectively and can be erected quickly and efficiently."

St. Thomas' Hospital – East Wing Refurbishment

As home to St Thomas’s busy accident and emergency department, intensive care and cardiac wards, the east wing is a crucial part of the hospital. In order to provide energy savings and improve access the refurbishment will involve a full recladding of the external façade.

The Hopkins/ISG partnership have been appointed to deliver the project with the design expected to reflect the buildings materials of slate, teak and stainless steel creating two full height atria, enhancing the building internally and externally.

48.3 Scaffold Design in partnership with Millcroft Group are proud to have been involved in the pre tender stage, providing 3D visualization drawings for ISG, demonstrating how the scaffold design would look once erected. Now the project is in full swing, we have completed scaffold designs for the south end hoist backing scaffold, hoist support propping and beam work, bridged cradle landing platform and the large western elevation mast climber support and loading gantries. Millcroft have been successfully erecting these scaffolds over the past few months and have been commended by ISG for their safe systems of work and quality of service.