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This inspection project turned out to be a bigger job than first realised. With our long term involvement providing specialised accessing systems and repair solutions to historical listed buildings, churches, and over the last four years to modern buildings too, has provided our company with the expertise required for inner-city management and refurbishment projects.
We received instructions from Debenhams to carry out an in-depth survey to identify the defective areas in the Portland stone. The survey revealed extensive fractures throughout the stone fabric, and a high percentage of the window panes and frames required attention. Our findings were submitted to Debenhams Building and Conservation Department. This led to our company being awarded a turnkey contract to provide and install our cost effective pedestrian scaffolding system, to carry out stone replacement/repairs, re-decoration, and the replacement of the defective glazed areas. This involved precision timing and co-ordination with Debenhams personnel to access areas concealed behind advertising and shelving placards on the shop floor. At all times maintaining the safety of the public is always Crown Services Organisations Ltd priority.
Prior to the commencement date, extensive site meetings were held with Manchester City Council Highways Department. This was to calculate and design specific pedestrian control and protection systems, providing safe passage on the heavily populated pavement areas. Metrolink were concerned with the heavily charged electrical overhead cable matrix that was in close proximity to a proportion of the building to which our personnel would require access.
Our proposals to provide a safe system of work were submitted to the various governing bodies. They were found to be totally satisfactory, with firm comments relating to our unique overhead suspended scaffolding protection system.
The seventeen week project was completed to the complete satisfaction of all involved, with no injury or complaints from the public. This resulted in our company being awarded contracts at Debenhams in Southport and Glasgow.
Our offices are based in Manchester and London but we take on any project, anywhere in the UK and have also completed projects abroad. View our service list to see we cover all your building maintenance and repair services.