Project goes over the edge

An innovative access solution has been clearly demonstrated in Aylesbury by Pro Access Scaffolding Ltd. with a cantilevered roof access structure built during the construction of a new university teaching block by main contractor Morgan Sindall plc.

“Space restrictions at the site meant the building of an access support scaffold from the ground was not possible,” says Mark Chapman, Pro Access Director. “Our solution was to take advantage of the lightweight Layher Allround design to install the structure from the slab on the building’s third floor.”

The design of the building features an overhanging roof which called for the access scaffold to be cantilevered some three metres beyond the perimeter. “The versatility and inherent strength of the scaffold system enabled us to address this requirement in a highly effective way,” adds Mark Chapman.

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