Leeds’ most iconic building gets makeover with help from ITP

Yorkshire-based manufacturer, ITP Ltd, has secured a contract to supply scaffold sheeting for the multi-million-pound makeover of Leeds’ most iconic building.
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Yorkshire-based manufacturer, ITP Ltd, has secured a contract to supply scaffold sheeting for the multi-million-pound makeover of Leeds’ most iconic building.

The company’s Powerclad Standard FR system has been installed as a key element in support of major refurbishment at Leeds Town Hall, which is one of the largest town halls in the UK and currently stands as the city’s eighth tallest building.

Originally opened in 1858 by Queen Victoria, the Grade I listed building will benefit from a wide-ranging project to secure its legacy for future generations.

Designed by Page Park Architects, the refurbishment will use specialist decorative artists to carry out the renewal of the original features in the hall alongside the addition of several new features including new seating, enhanced soundproofing, vastly improved public access, additional toilet facilities, two new bars and new event space.

The venue – which saw 340,000 visitors last year – is used to host live music, comedy, film screenings, entertainment and many of the city’s renowned arts and cultural events. The facility is due to reopen in 2022 in time for the 2023 city-wide cultural festival.

Award-winning scaffold company, IBN Scaffold Access Ltd, is using ITP’s Powerclad Standard FR 2.2 sheeting throughout the project to protect the building during its renovation. The product’s certified flame retardant material has been tested to the highest standard by independent regulators and follows all relevant standards and regulations. At Leeds Town Hall, Powerclad sheeting is improving the safety and security of the site while minimising the environmental impact of development work.

David Brown, Managing Director of IBN Scaffold Access Ltd, said: “We have worked with ITP on many major developments and their products and customer service are consistently outstanding. Powerclad will provide robust and reliable containment and protection throughout the timeline of this refurbishment. The product meets the rigorous performance requirements of IBN’s comprehensive quality control program which is designed to deliver customer satisfaction in every project.”

ITP Account Manager, David Gilmore, added: “We are proud to see our sheeting being used to facilitate the rejuvenation of one of Leeds’ most well-known and well-loved buildings. Leeds Town Hall is one of the numerous high-profile projects across the globe which feature our Powerclad systems, which have gained recognition throughout the construction sector for their strength, durability and flame retardancy.

Contractors and scaffolding specialists also appreciate the quality of our manufacturing, with total batch traceability, and our ISO 9001 certification which demonstrates the reliability of our services and products.”

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