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One Tower Bridge

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48.3 Scaffold Design have been working hard with TRAD Scaffolding designing the access scaffold for the prestigious and exclusive One Tower Bridge development.

The development, constructed by Berkeley and made up of 8 apartment blocks overlooking Tower Bridge, London all offer state of the art, contemporary and luxurious accommodation.

The project started around 12 months ago when 48.3 design engineers attended the first pre-start design meeting with TRAD and the Berkeley project team. The requirements where challenging. Many trades to accommodate which required detailed phased adaptions, tie locations at stipulated locations only which also allowed the building cladding to be fixed without obstruction. Multiple bridged and cantilevered sections to maintain access, hoist run-offs, loading bays, staircases, and not to mention, a long beamed pavement gantry along Tower bridge Road which had a TfL interface and the usual council restrictions.

We developed a scheme with the contract team at TRAD to meet all the requirements of the client and external bodies. The design was approved and the scaffold started in earnest in early 2013.

The scaffolders have done a fantastic job and won praise from many people for their level of skill and workmanship. We have received particular comments from other clients regarding the quality of the beamed and cantilevered gantry along Tower Bridge Road that is visible to the public.

The scaffold on Block 6, which was the first to be erected, is now being dismantled after standing for around 10 months. The sequenced adaptions have been completed and all the trades were able to complete their work successfully.

Ben Beaumont, 48.3 Managing Director said “This has been a fantastic project for us. We always enjoy a challenge, and the requirements here have been just that. The initial scaffold design was a collaboration between ourselves and the TRAD contract team, and together we created a really great solution that met all the requirements Berkeley stipulated.”