Mitchell’s Scaffolding Ltd

St Marys College Blackburn, Lancashire

Location: Shear Brow, Blackburn, Lancashire

St Mary’s College Blackburn

The scaffold saw phase one of three erected to the older portion of the building’s façade.

The front and partial side elevations constructed from the famous Red Accrington (NORI) brick façade needed scaffolding in place to access the external walls for re-pointing.

The scaffold was also required for re-pointing of the old chimney stack along with a table lift to access the niche housing the statue of St Mary.

The scaffold erected over 3 days has seen full debris netting installed with hoarding to the full base on both elevations. As the college in a residential area hoarding in was a priority as the structure is to remain in place for a large portion of the school holidays.

The solid metal hoarding has a gated entry point to save the main contractor repeatedly removing an re attaching the fixings. 

Phase 2 of the scaffold was undertaken over the weekend at the rear of the buildings.

It saw a rather complex set of flat roof extensions of varying heights spanned over for the scaffold platforms to allow for gutter repairs.

Phase three is final phase though still awaiting final approval; it is hopeful that a start will happen in the next week or so. Ensuring that the entire scaffold can be removed prior the re-opening of the college for the start of the autumn term. 

Phase 1 and 2 are now complete all scaffolds were removed on the last Friday and Saturday of August in time for the start of the new school term. 

Phase 3 is as yet still awaiting the required permissions before work can begin.  


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