The Sheffield City Centre Project required a scaffold to allow the replacement of windows as part of the refurbishment of the building. The scaffold was to be located on a busy street in Sheffield and adjacent to a bus stop.
Complex support structure
This design involved the outside of the scaffold being spurred up from the inside, while the inside of the scaffold was supported from narrow support towers off the pavement, with the scaffold spanning between these towers and cantilevered out over the bus stop. This meant the scaffold could be taken up the main elevation to replace the windows. Further to this, the scaffold couldn’t be tied into the external facade and had to be tied to floor slabs with scaffold framework through window openings.