Lyndon SGB is providing hybrid access solutions on the Sidgwick College Lecture Theatres at Cambridge University, which is undergoing extensive building refurbishment and re-roofing.

Working closely with main contractor SDC Builders Ltd, Lyndon SGB have designed and installed an external Cuplok access scaffold and temporary roof solution to facilitate the refurbishment works.

Due to the tight timescale, up to 14 scaffolders worked on-site to install in a six week period, working alongside Taylor’s Hoists, who have expertly installed two hoists to service the roof levels.

Lyndon SGB Regional Manager, Mark Regan said: “This has been another superb collaboration to produce the optimum in-house designed, hybrid access solution – working scaffolding and hoists simultaneously together for the client. 

“We have had to overcome underground services, working safely in the college during COVID and all within a tight erection period to facilitate completion of works by Christmas. It’s a great example of what we can do, quickly, efficiently and safely for our clients in this region and beyond.”

Steven Yanusauskas, SDC Site Manager added: “Designed and installed in quick time to meet customers requirements… to celebrate the handover of the scaffold and start of the re-roofing works here at Sidgwick, we took some drone photos to mark the occasion. In what feels like a rare moment to reflect on this project, I’d like to thank everyone who has played a part, big or small, in getting to this milestone.

Collectively we have managed to appoint, design, plan and deliver a large amount of work in a very short period, overcoming an array of issues along the way. We are also very close to completing the asbestos removal, which given the challenges we have faced, is brilliant news.”