Arts Tower, Sheffield University

Arts Tower, Sheffield University

Arts Tower, Sheffield University

Project Name Arts Tower, Sheffield University

Main Contractor BAM Construction

Works The grade II listed Arts Tower in Sheffield was in need of major refurbishment and improvement, BAM construction decided the only way to facilitate safe access was to erect what has been described as one of the tallest access scaffolds ever designed in the North of England.

Materials This project was completed using conventional tube and fitting scaffold as well as the Haki-tech and Van Thiel system scaffold components i.e. telescopic fixed transoms erected using advanced guardrails.

Design Due to the hieght of the structure, a specialist hoist division supplied a two-tonne goods hoist fitted with two scaffold carrying systems. This allowed the equipment to be transported safetly and quickly.

Comments Nick Howdle, project manager at BAM Construct says the NASC member understood exactly the planning required for the project. He adds: 'HT Scaffolding had a no nonsense approach to what was a very challenging project both in terms of design and the very tight programme imposed on them by ourselves. It was a first class job in all respects.'