Lyndon SGB provides access solutions on former steelworks site


Teams from Lyndon SGB’s Leeds branch are busy supplying complex scaffolding and access solutions on a landmark modern construction project in Leeds city centre

The £105m construction scheme lead by Galliford Try is set to transform the South West of Leeds city centre, on the former Monk Bridge steelworks site, just off Whitehall Road, bordering onto the Leeds-Liverpool canal.

The 665-home development (being constructed on behalf of Highline Investments) consists of five new-build residential tower blocks and more than 15 scaffolding operatives from Lyndon SGB have been at work on the site since August 2020 and will be in action there until August 2022.

The scaffolding project features an in-house designed, highly detailed Cuplok access scaffold combined with Omega hop-up system – covering the five residential blocks, varying from 12 to 22 storeys in height.

Jonathan O’Connor, Lyndon SGB General Manager at Leeds said: “Monk Bridge is an extremely challenging project in particularly from a logistical perspective. From a location, design and resource point of view as a business we are ideally placed to help Galliford Try deliver this prestigious project. Special praise should also go to Jamie Field & Matt Grosvenor, who received monthly supervisors award in the first month on site.”

Stephen Hart, Project Director at Galliford Try, commented: “We are delighted to be able to start work on such a prestigious high-density residential building development in the heart of Leeds. This scheme is a significant investment in the current economic environment.”