Contract: HS2 Euston Station

Contractor: Keltbray Ltd

Client: Network Rail

St James’s Gardens is required during the construction of the new HS2 terminus station. From summer 2017, Costain Skanska (CSJV) have been carrying out a programme of archaeological work within the burial ground on behalf of HS2 to help understand what lies beneath the surface.

The first stage of the work involves archaeologists undertaking initial ground investigations to further their understanding how the burial ground was used over time. Given the sensitive nature of this archaeological work, the site requires to be screened from public view.

Having just completed London Bridge Station with the Keltbray site team we were asked to get involved and tender for the enabling works for the Archaeological trial hole tents for the initial phase of exhumation. We worked closely with the site team and came up with a design for a series of Ubix Temporary Roof tents built at each trial hole position, each being retained with a series of kentledge blocks. These roofs are to be dismantled and re-erected to the remaining areas totalling 15No positions, some of the resulting holes are to become the footings for the columns for the main structure to be erected for second stage of the archaeological dig. The challenge on this project is to maintain the tight programme for each of the structures.

Contract: 1UoB Polden Corner, Bath

Contractor: Vinci UK Ltd

Client: University of Bath

The University of Bath awarded VINCI Construction UK a £27.5 million contract to design and build two new student accommodation blocks at the university's Claverton Down campus. The accommodation is due to open in autumn 2018 and will offer 293 en-suite bedrooms in 37 flats arranged around a landscaped courtyard.

Each flat will have a kitchen-diner and shared social space. There will also be dedicated communal learning spaces including boardroom-style meeting rooms with the latest audio-visual facilities.

Anglewest Scaffolding Ltd were awarded the contract for these works following on from a period of consultation with the site team to reduce the scheme to save time and costs. The scaffold involved was for stone installation to the facades that were inaccessible to mast climbers and included running tracks and loading bays, in addition we provided roof top access scaffolds and various internal birdcages, supports and handrails. Work started November 2017 and is due to complete in the autumn of 2018 ready for the start of the academic year.

Contract: 341 Oxford Street, London

Contractor: Knight Harwood Ltd

Client: Aviva

Knight Harwood Special Works division have secured a fantastic new scheme with AVIVA involving a high-quality refurbishment of the Vodafone store on Oxford Street. The retail space will be transformed into a new and modern facility. Works are due to commence on site in May 2018.

Anglewest Scaffolding Ltd have secured the order for the scaffolding on this project which includes an independent scaffold to the façade, a gantry to span the pavement to allow loading and unloading of materials in busy Oxford Street. Also included in the scaffolding package are Niko lifting rails and various designed support scaffolds to allow cutting new openings in slabs for stairs etc.

The main challenge for this project is the logistics for delivery and collection of materials working around the public and the restrictions Oxford Street entails.

Contract: 145 City Road, London

Contractor: Focchi Ltd - Mace Interiors Ltd

Client: Rocket Properties

145 City Road is a 152-metre residential development on the site of a former Crown House office building at Old Street roundabout in London EC1. The development will comprise 302 apartments, in addition high specification resident amenities such as a gym, spa, swimming pool, café and two dedicated children's play areas.

Over 35% of the development's footprint has been earmarked as public space for both residents and the wider community. This will entail a large piazza area between the two buildings, forming a new pedestrian link featuring a diverse retail and leisure offering.

Anglewest Scaffolding Ltd were successful in securing a contract for supplying additional edge protection during the installation of the cladding by Focchi Ltd. The additional edge protection included for fixing tubular rails to the existing edge protection system to allow removal of the frames to give access to install fixing brackets, while maintaining the edge protection. Once completed the system frames are to be re-instated and the tubular rail system moved up to the next levels progressively to the top floor.