Contractor: Sir Robert McAlpine, Josef Gartner GmbH
City: London, UK
Application: High-rise commercial construction
Solution: CantiDeck – bridge platforms, roof storage platforms and Fixed Flush loading decks
The unique construction of two blocks separated by an arcade resulted in a very complex construction design. This led to logistic and access efficiency issues between the buildings, as well as vertically. The arcade dividing the building through the centre meant that access between the two blocks would be difficult above ground level. No footbridges had been considered until well into the project, which meant that site workers, materials and equipment would have to be transported down to ground level before being moved to the required level in the second building.
There was also a significant shortage of storage space on the site and the surrounding built-up areas requiring minimal disruption posed further problems.