We were appointed to erect a scaffold around the 11 storey Allen Court building. The scaffold was required so that the building could be progressively deconstructed. The building was within 15m of the Piccadilly Line. To comply with LU requirements the scaffold had to be Monarflexed on one elevation. the remaining 3 elevations were debris netted.
Erect tubular fully boarded scaffold around the entire 11 storey building.
Entire scaffold was encapsulated with Monarflex on one elevation and debris netting on the remaining 3.
A debris fan was erected over an access road so that it could remain in use.
As the building was deconstructed handrails were installed around the lift shafts and staircases to protect the workers from the open edges.
The scaffold was progressively struck as the building was deconstructed.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement - Wednesday 25th March
The Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening signalled the introduction of more stringent restrictions on us all and has specifically indicated that members of the public should only leave their home for very limited purposes. The message indicates that we should travel to and from work, only where this is absolutely necessary.
The management of the Downwell Group of companies which includes: Downwell Demolition, Inner City Environmental and Inner City Scaffolding has very carefully considered both the meaning and the spirit of the Prime Minister’s statement and whilst there has been some clarification from government subsequently that building sites could continue to operate, we came to the very clear decision yesterday that it was necessary for us, as a responsible contractor, to safely and securely close down our operational sites as soon as reasonably possible. Doing so will assist in maintaining the wellbeing of our customers, employees, sub-contractors, suppliers and the wider communities within which we build.
All sites have been closed down in a safe and secure manner and will remain closed until further notice.
We would like to take this opportunity of thanking all the key workers on the frontline who are continiung working for the good of us all.