VIDEO: Innovative hanging scaffolding helps transform the Olympic Stadium


PHD Modular Access Services Ltd installed an impressive innovative ring of hanging scaffolds using chains on the Olympic Stadium Transformation.

Working on the Olympic Stadium Transformation project run by main contractors Balfour Beatty, PHD Modular Access Services Ltd developed the innovative use of chains to hang the supporting scaffolding beam work to erect “scaffolding pods” using the Layher Allround® Lightweight system . By implementing the use of chains to hang the supporting beam work saved the firm, the need to use over 250,000 scaffold fittings which in-turn created  a safer working environment for all operatives working on the Olympic Stadium Project.

Over 480 tonnes of Layher was used in the erection of the “Scaffolding Pods” which provided contractors a fabricating shop work environment, allowing the strengthening works vital to the trusses to be carried out regardless of external weather conditions.

The pods allowed the transformation of the Olympic Stadium to continue whatever the weather.

PHD erected and dismantled the scaffold all within 6 months on time as per to schedule.