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Suspended scaffold solves SGB problem

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SGB has solved a number of tricky problems in the design a scaffold for an eight-storey former office building in Woolwich, south London.

The building is flanked by a railway line on one side and shops on the other. Client Kerrington Developments is adding two extra floors and converting the building into luxury flats.

SGB designed a cantilevered structure suspended from the original roof slab using its Cuplok system. This structure also provided support for scaffolding erected around the new steel-framed extension.

The cantilever structure means that only the flank ends of the scaffold reach the ground, with the rest supported from above.

Erection took around nine months because the section above the rail line could only be worked on during three-hour night-time possessions.