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Archway scaffold keeps renovation scheme on track

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SCAFFOLD contractor Archway Services has supplied multi-level access and temporary roofing for the renovation of a listed building at the centre of the £20-million refurbishment of Farnborough Airfield in Hampshire.

The contractor has used Layher Allround system components to provide access to the facade of Building Q121 without tying in, which was prevented under the terms of the contract.

This demand and the highwind loadings of an exposed site have required 2,000 tonnes of 'kentledge' or counterbalancing scaffold.

The project also used temporary roofing where the design loads were carried by supports going from the roof down to the ground floor. The extra support was provided by a load-bearing birdcage in the roof area.