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Projects that we have installed – Hercules Scaffolding, Nationwide

  • Airports, banks, utilities, theatres, telecoms, substations, refurbishments, civil engineering, Insurance emergency call outs, London underground, rail, temporary roofs, new build, confined space and any major projects.
Hercules project managers are SMSTS Accredited and supervisors are Advanced / Gold Card certified.

CASE STUDIES

Client:

British Gas is the UK's largest domestic energy supplier. It operates as Scottish Gas in Scotland. It has nearly 10 million domestic customers in the UK. It is part of the British-owned Centrica Group.

British Gas approached Hercules Scaffolding Limited to implement the scaffolding roll out programme for its domestic & commercial customers. Hercules, operating with Hercules Link-Up, offered a truly national distribution network with the infrastructure to deliver a consistently high quality service nationwide.

Scope of Works:

Provide scaffolding access for a UK wide national roll-out programme.

Provide telephony capabilities for incoming / outgoing calls / liaison with British Gas & its customers.

Challenges:

To meet government guidelines, the roll-out programme needed to be completed within the agreed time frame & before FiT change date.

Site surveys, photographs, & solar panel installation details needed to be supplied on a nationwide basis at short notice.

Strategy:

Scope out works with British Gas staff to ensure the brief was fully understood & effectively delivered.

Liaison with British Gas & Electrical Contractors to ensure the correct scaffolding specification for each building delivered correctly.

Agree methodology of installation & Hercules Golden Rules.

Liaison with homeowners and other stakeholders to keep all informed throughout the process and to ensure minimum disruption was caused. Disseminate methodology to Hercules network to ensure consistency of delivery.

Supervised by Gold Card Supervisors / SMSTS throughout.

Result:

The project was a huge success, 5000 homes were installed over a 6-month period leading up to a FiT alteration date.

Hercules’ experience in major national scaffolding roll-out contracting enabled British Gas to confidently pass the responsibility over to Hercules for the duration of the programme.

Upwards of 35 installs were being delivered per day, approximately 175 per week over the entire UK.

Hercules customer project co-ordinators and planners made approximately 1000 calls per day to ensure the scaffolding was delivered, installed & dismantled to plan.

Hercules team’s experience meant that we understood the client’s requirements and had the skills and capabilities to deliver the project on time and to a very high standard.

Following the roll-out programme, Hercules were awarded by British Gas to provide the scaffolding services for their new Buildings Research Establishment (BRE) Innovation Centre in Watford.

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Client:

AffinityFM , a leading provider of high quality Facilities Management & construction services for public and private clients, appointed Hercules Scaffolding as the scaffolding access contractor for the Barclays Bank refurbishment roll out programme, including one of its flag ship branches - Kingston Upon Thames.

Scope of Works:

The external refurbishment included access for all trades including major roof works. Scaffold alarms, CCTV & Monitoring.

Challenges:

Firstly, the Kingston Upon Thames branch is situated in a very busy pedestrianised area with one of the highest footfalls in the UK. The large 4 storey building has 4 elevations; 3 elevations facing busy pedestrianised areas & adjoining retailers. In addition, the bank remained open and fully operational during the works.

Secondly, 2 elevations of the bank were predominantly glazed, requiring bespoke anchoring detail. As additional works were required during the programme, the scaffold would also need to be adapted to suit.

Strategy:

Before the works began, we held a pre-contract meeting with the client to ensure that the scope of the project was fully detailed and understood. Prior to commencing and going on site, we carried out our own internal pre-start meeting to fully brief all teams as well as review risk assessments, method statements and the programme of works.

Scaffold Design Engineer drawings with full calculations were provided. Safety pedestrian fans & crash decks over cash point machines & entrances.

Liaison with Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames Council re Traffic Management and licencing.

Liaison with adjoining retailers.

Out of hours working & exclusion zones to eliminate the risk of working above pedestrians.

Emergency escape routes from roof via installed Haki staircases.

Supervised by Gold Card Supervisors / SMSTS throughout.

Result:

Hercules’ experience in major scaffolding contracting meant that we understood the client’s requirements and had the skills and attitude to deliver the project on time and to a very high standard.

There was minimal disruption to pedestrians, bank customers & the adjoining retailers.

Following the installation, the Hercules team fully commissioned the installation and provided the client with Handing Over Certificates & 7 day inspections.

During the installation, refurbishment & dismantle the Bank remained in operation.

The project was delivered 2 weeks ahead of schedule and within budget.

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Client:

KIERS, a national construction services provider, appointed Hercules Scaffolding as the main scaffolding contractor to provide the access for major refurbishment to the exterior of the high level steels and signage.

The RAC building is hard to miss - sitting at the junction of the M4 and M5 motorways, just outside Bristol. Designed by Grimshaw Architects, it is an impressive, energy efficient, technologically advanced headquarter building, standing 120m at its highest point.

Scope of Works:

Scaffolding to provide access for major steel works refurbishment & access to upgrade signage.

Provide Structural Engineer surveys & Scaffold Design Engineer drawings & full loading calculations.

Access to mezzanine floor control centre.

Walkway across fragile roof.

Access equipment to high level steels & signage via use of industrial hoist.

Install working platforms to all areas for high level works.

Challenges:

The RAC Control centre is a very complicated structure to access with scaffolding due to its intricate architecture and height.

The Control Centre remained open and fully operational during the works.

The high level works would be need to be installed directly above a glass panoramic roof, covering the main refectory & meeting rooms.

Provide a lifting solution to lift the access equipment to high level steels & signage. Working at 120m height.

With winter approaching, the installation, refurbishment & dismantle had to be completed on time.

Strategy:

Scope out works with KIERS & RAC staff to ensure the brief & methodology was executed & delivered effectively.

Scaffold Design Engineer drawings with full calculations provided. Safety pedestrian fans & crash decks over entrances.

Provided a substantial Design Engineered crash deck to cover the glass roof atrium. PASMA trained Advanced Scaffolders working from scissor lifts to transport equipment to mezzanine levels.

Employ use of hoist to lift equipment to high level steels & signage areas.

Out of hours working & exclusion zones to eliminate the risk of working above general public.

Supervised by Gold Card Supervisors / SMSTS throughout.

Result:

Hercules’ previous experience in major scaffolding works meant that we were able to meet all the challenges.

This was the 2nd time Hercules had been appointed main scaffolding contractor, having provided a similar service in 2008 and as such we understood the methodology well.
There was no disruption to the day to day running of the Control Centre.
Following the installation, the Hercules team fully commissioned the installation and provided the client with Handing Over Certificates & 7 day inspections.
The project was delivered on time and within budget & the client was delighted with the installation and the professionalism of Hercules.


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Client:

Metricab Power Engineering Ltd, a leading provider of M&E Facilities Management services for public and private clients, appointed Hercules Scaffolding as the scaffolding contractor for the new Renal Unit fit out at Hammersmith Hospital. Hercules had previously provided the scaffolding access support for Metricab at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

Scope of Works:

The external & internal fit out for the new Renal Unit.

Scaffolding access for all trades.

Heavy duty loading bay for lifting new hospital renal unit equipment into position.

Challenges:

A particularly sensitive area of the hospital that remained fully operational during the works.

  • Any noise & disruption to be kept to a absolute minimum.
  • Out of hours working.
  • Various access issues over existing high level buildings.

Strategy:

Scope out works with Metricab & Hammersmith. Hospital staff to ensure the brief was effectively executed.

Scaffold Design Engineer drawings with full calculations were provided.

Screen off working areas to create acoustic & dust free working zones.

Out of hours working & exclusion zones to eliminate the risk of working above general public.

Restricted delivery times and H&S to ensure there was no disruption and no traffic congestion caused.

Supervised by Gold Card Supervisors / SMSTS throughout.

Result:

Hercules had already worked on previous NHS, BUPA & Healthcare projects including Hammersmith Hospital, London Free Hospital & Royal Marsden Hospital and were able to work to a proven methodology.

Experience in major scaffolding contracting meant that we understood the client's requirements well and had the skills and attitude to deliver the project on time and to a very high standard.

There was zero disruption to patients, staff & adjoining departments.

Following the installation, the Hercules team fully commissioned the scaffolding & loading bays and provided the client with Handing Over Certificates & 7 day inspections.

During the installation, refurbishment & dismantle the existing department remained in operation.

The project was delivered ahead of schedule and within budget.

Contact us to find out more about how Hercules can help with your access scaffolding requirements.

Client:

SITEC Infrastructure Services Ltd, is a dynamic, delivery-focussed project management company providing end to end solutions for the UK’s mobile and fixed line network operators.

SITEC appointed Hercules Scaffolding as the scaffolding contractor for the new Hutchinson Telcoms mast change at Project X.

Hercules has previously worked on many high profile telecoms projects including on listed buildings & sky scraper buildings requiring cranage of materials.

Scope of Works:

Internal scaffold structures required to 2 no. plant rooms.

To include 1 no. confined-space access scaffold situated within a plant room at a 40M level within the listed building roof.

Scaffolding access required for new cable tray runs.

48 Tonne crane required to access equipment to the top of the tower.

Challenges:

Grade II Listed Building

Very difficult internal access for equipment due to the age & design of the building.

A particularly sensitive area & any noise & disruption to be kept to a absolute minimum.

Out of hours Sunday working.

The site remained fully operational during the works.

Crane required to lift equipment to the 40M tower roof level

Confined space working

Install needed to be completed with 1 working day.

Strategy:

Scope out works with SITEC Infrastructure Services Ltd staff to ensure the brief was understood & effectively executed.

Site visit survey with client to ascertain the exact job requirements & any restrictions

SITEC Infrastructure Services provided Engineer drawings.

Provide bespoke RAMS / SSOW / Methodology for discussion & approval before works commence.

Out of hours working & exclusion zones to eliminate the risk of working above general public.

Restricted delivery times and H&S to ensure there was no disruption and no traffic congestion caused.

Supervised by Gold Card Supervisors / SMSTS throughout.

Result:

Hercules has built up a reputation over many years for telecoms access solutions & were able to work to a proven methodology.

Experience in major scaffolding contracting meant that we understood the client's requirements well and had the skills and attitude to deliver the project on time and to a very high standard.

The internal scaffolding & access was particularly difficult, having to negotiate steep spiral staircases with bespoke equipment.

There was zero disruption to the complex, it’s staff or any of the adjoining departments.

Following the installation, the Hercules team fully commissioned the scaffolding and provided Handing Over Certificates & 7 day inspections.

The project was delivered on time & exactly to schedule and within budget.

Contact us to find out more about how Hercules can help with your access scaffolding requirements.

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