Though our work here at Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd takes us all over the UK, many of the projects we create scaffolding and other access structures for take place in and around our local area of Lancashire. One such scaffold was designed, installed and finally removed by our team in order to provide access for essential roof repairs to an HSBC bank building in Accrington.
The building that currently houses the HSBC branch is located on Blackburn Road, which is an extremely busy thoroughfare close to Accrington town centre and this location meant that public access would be required at all times throughout the repair project. The appropriate scaffolding permits were duly arranged with the local authority for a duration of 3 weeks, with the option to extend this time in the event of unforeseen circumstances.
To ensure complete safety, our scaffolding wagons were parked well within working barriers, with footpath access being diverted while the scaffolding was erected. Once the scaffold structure was completed, the footpath was reopened with clear walkways running below the platforms for pedestrian access.
At the rear elevation of the property, a very narrow alleyway (which was further narrowed with the erection of the scaffold structure) meant that our team had to use all of their extensive experience and knowledge to design and build a structure that would allow easy access for contractors.
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