Palmers Scaffolding UK has revealed that they will be providing an innovative scaffolding, public protection and leading access solutions for Galliford Try. The scaffolding will be installed at the Carlisle Railway Station in Cumbria while work is being carried out there. Palmers Scaffolding UK has provided a 1,400-tonnes of scaffolding equipment which has been designed by the company in order to work to start at the Grade II listed building. The intricate scaffolding solution will allow Galliford Try to complete refurbishments on a building which forms a part of the Carlisle conservation zone and sees over one million passengers through the train station each year.
Large parts of the roof of the historic building has been damaged and requires refurbishment works. The damage has been mainly inflicted by seagulls dropping stones and breaking the glass panels. The panels are now going to be replaced with a safer alternative of Ethylene tetrafluoroethylene, or ETFE, with access given by Palmers’ scaffolding solution.
The scaffold that has been designed in-house by Palmers is needed to deliver access and protection decks. The equipment is 47m width and 160m long. The scaffolding covers 13 roof bays and the platforms below in order to offer a working platform 9m above the ground. The solution has been created by 20 advanced scaffolders as well as Palmers managers and supervisors. The solution is based on the modular access and protection scaffold that is a bespoke creation of the company.
The work on Carlisle Railway station is not the first project of this kind for Palmers, who have worked in a number of high profile refurbishments including London’s St Pancras and Waverley Station in Edinburgh. It is an endorsement that Galliford Try has selected Palmers for this work in Cumbria. Hopefully the two companies will work together on construction project in the future.