At over 30m high the chemistry building at Southampton dwarfs the surrounding buildings. During 2016 the building underwent major renovations including roof replacement and changes to the venting systems and the plant rooms.

The scaffolding was required to be erected over the Easter Holidays to avoid disruption to the students. The work was carried out while maintaining access to the building for some students and lecturers. As the work was only being carried out on the roof and top floor, we produced a Hangar Scaffold requiring over 1,000m of beam work – significantly reducing the cost of a full scaffold from the ground – whilst allowing full access for vehicles at ground level.

The project required regular design changes to allow for complications that arose due to needing access via crane to the roof.