Royston Scaffolding Provides Solution for Emirates Stadium


Royston Scaffolding Ltd, the Cambridge & Hertfordshire-based company, has provided EOn and the Emirates Stadium with specialist confined-space scaffolding work. Home to Arsenal Football Club, the 60,000-seater stadium needed a unique scaffolding construction in an enclosed area underneath the stadium.

Carrying out work underneath the stadium would enable engineers to gain access to various points that powered certain areas such as the changing rooms. Confined-space scaffolding projects have specific requirements and need to follow a strict installation process to meet high safety regulations. Royston Scaffolding Ltd became qualified in confined-space scaffolding over three years ago and since then it has seen growth in a number of these unique projects.

Working in confined spaces can be a difficult and demanding task, where safety is key in often sometimes hazardous conditions. However, the team at Royston is confident in its abilities to offer a safe and professional service to its clients.

Business partners Elliott McGrath and Craig Nettleingham have both been lifelong Tottenham Hotspur fans, however they were still eager to meet the demand.

“While we of course were always going to take the project on, we did take an extra second to think about it! Since moving into confined-space scaffolding though we have been able to diversify our services as well as increase our extensive scaffolding knowledge,” said Elliott McGrath, Managing Director.

“What we didn’t take into account was that the work began the day after the north London derby where Spurs lost 4-2! Talk about rubbing salt in the wounds,” he added.

Elliott went further to add that fans of the “other” North London club can rest-assured they did not tamper with anything.


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