Shell tower Belvedere Road, Waterloo was one of our most technical complex projects to date, it took 6 months to erect the front elevation alone which was an amazing feat of Engineering, design and hard work.
It has a varied range of different scaffolds on this project from access towers, hoists towers, cradle gantry’s, cantilever roof scaffolds, hanging scaffolds, backing propping to support the front elevation and every different type of scaffold you could name. But with every complex problem is a solution and the team managed to find a solution to all of them.
The team we had on the project went above and beyond to meet the clients needs. The client was over the moon with OAL with the quality of work & the outcome and shared many letters, emails and communications with OAL about the brilliance of such a complex job.
We take great pride in every job we do but this one had a special meaning with it being an iconic building in the heart of London.
Whatever the complexity of the job we will find a workable and suitable solution. If you have a project that required expert specialist attention then do not hesitate to get in contact.
"The team really delivered on a this project, working on one of London's iconic buildings. We delivered to the clients timescales and expectations"
The Bear Grills survival race project was one of our most interesting projects, it had varied range of obstacles to overcome:
The first was creating a design to replicate different terrain (mountain, jungle, artic, desert) but that could take the strain of thousands of people climbing over it.
The second was being able to erect and strike the scaffold on a timeline before the next race started which with our special projects team was always done and complete at least four days before the race.
The third was transporting material between London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Winton.
We completed every event without any issues but always had a team on stand by in case any problems arose.
The bonus of this job was the team getting a chance to meet ‘Bear’ and have a chat with him, where he was very grateful with all the hard work OAL put in.
Does this look similar to a project you have coming up? Maybe one that requires our special projects team. Then get in contact with us today to discuss how we can deliver for you.
"This was a fun project to be involved in, we had to provide a safe secure structure for the mountain. But this structure had to be moved to various cities around the country, so the design & execution to be exact everytime was critcial. But it was nothing we couldn't handle"
Location: IRIS Software HQ, Heathrow approach
Client: Bradford Watts
The IRIS software groups main HQ located in Heathrow was in need of re-cladding to high level area and the roof soffit repair due to weather damage. The building is 25 metres high and encased in glass
The four particular challenges that we had to overcome when doing this project, one was find a way of building the scaffold without being able to tie to the building due to the glass frontage. We had to maintain access to the building entrances & exits for staff at all times. We had to ensure we facilitate the car park area, leaving as many bays as possible open & accessible while ensuring we provided access to the high level balconies areas.
Optimus Access were approached due to the need for the highest industry standards, their proven track record to bring a solution to the problem and while always keeping client satisfaction at the fore front
After meetings with the client and collaboration with our with our design company, it arose that this particular scaffold required a different approach than traditional scaffolding methods employed on projects of this type, as we was unable to physically tie the scaffold to the building due to the entire Façade being glass. We decided the best solution for this project was to go with a free standing access scaffold with a huge footprint to allow re-cladding works to take place on the front. On the back elevation where we needed to keep as much floor space open and accessible as possible, we decided the best method to maximise car parking space was a beamed access scaffold and on the balconies we installed Cantilevered access scaffold with Kentledge to keep it fixed In position. We also provided and installed two goods hoists to assist with the transfer of damage cladding from high levels to the ground and provided on site hoist training to the operatives.
The project required 240 tonnes of scaffold material on fifteen lorry’s
The job took 6 weeks to erect with five operatives and 1200 man hours the front scaffold alone required 13200 doubles, 330 boards, 75240ft of tube which equates to 108 ton of materials.
The client was extremely happy with the outcome and was pleased when we finished the erection two weeks ahead of schedule. All works are completed on time, to the highest standards, and incident and accident free. With 100% tethering, we were sure that no materials or tools would be dropped from either scaffold structure
No matter the size of the project, we specialise in bringing our years of experience to all projects. For further detail please do not hesitate to contact us,
"The client approached a number of other scaffolding companies, but due to the tight timeframe, nobody else had an appropriate solution for their request. I am proud of the team & how they completed the project. Safe, on-time & on budget".