The UK has a long and admirable history of education, with universities and colleges all over the country. Many of these establishments are housed in ageing buildings, which need to be regularly renovated to ensure a continued safe environment for students and staff to learn and work in. Mitchell's Scaffolding Ltd have provided the scaffolding structures necessary to complete such renovation work: a recent project saw our team head to Rochdale College to install a large bespoke scaffold design.
The building and renovation work took place over a number of weeks, with the college remaining open as usual throughout this time; this meant that several access issues has to be taken into consideration. As well as providing a stable, durable platform for building contractors to carry out their work from, our team also had to create a safe and accessible route for students and staff heading to the main campus.
A temporary route to the college's main entrance was designed and installed. The structure was based on heavy-duty steel ladder beams, boarded out with timber via smooth precession joints from the boards of the scaffold. This element of the design plan prevented there being tripping hazards and safety levels were further improved with the addition of handrails and a non-slip surface cover.
Cradle support was erected over the entrance, which allowed the building work to begin. One of the major aspects included extensive work to the beams of the structure which, when completed, would ensure the structural integrity of the building. Ensuring that all of the design elements were successfully linked together required extremely accurate workmanship, with absolutely no deviation from the carefully worked-out bespoke design.
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