JR Scaffold Services, a division of the JR Group and one of Scotland’s largest scaffolding providers, has completed two major scaffolding structure projects to assist in a full refurbishment and fit-out of two buildings on Buchanan Street in the heart of Glasgow.
The Paisley-based business constructed scaffolds at two sites on the high street in the city centre for Cosmos Projects, who required the scaffolding at Number 69 Buchanan Street and at a smaller project at Number 91 Buchanan Street.
At Number 69 Buchanan Street, around 2,500 square metres of scaffold was required to a height of 24m for 10-week project to provide Cosmos Projects access to all windows and the upper exteriors of the building for refurbishment and maintenance, as well as internal and external fit-out at the project. A small part of Mitchell Lane was also required to access elevated part of the building.
The smaller project at Number 91 Buchanan, required 500 square metres of scaffold required to a height of around 16 metres, including debris netting and roof edge protection for 8 weeks, carried out and erected in conjunction with the project at Number 69.
JR Scaffold Services worked closely with Cosmos Projects to ensure the safety of all pedestrians and protect both historic buildings, as well as keeping within all city centre construction guidelines.
The project is the first collaboration between Cosmos Projects and the team at JR Scaffold Services.
John Jack, Contract Manager at The JR Group, said: “Any scaffolding project in the city centre will always bring its own challenges and difficulties, including delivery of materials and ensuring we can erect structures safely. However, we were proud to work closely with Cosmos Projects to ensure that we could complete both projects on time and as safely and efficiently as possible.
“We initially surveyed both locations before passing these findings to the estimating department. Scaffold engineers were then required to produce full design drawings for each job, due to the exterior balcony sections of the buildings. When erected at Number 91, we faced this challenge using Cuplok system scaffold along with some beam sections, helping to keep weight off some of these balcony spaces.”
“Due to the location on one of Glasgow’s most populated high streets, we also wanted to ensure that the job looked good visually, especially at Number 69. To do this, we made use of the Plettac Metrix system scaffold, which creates a neat and tidy scaffold when complete to enable us to complete the works quickly and professionally on Buchanan Street site.”
Founded in Govan in 1995, and now based in Paisley, The JR Group started as a scaffolding business and has grown to become one of Scotland’s largest building and construction firms – employing around 200 staff. The JR Group has a proven track record of delivering outstanding projects for leading UK housebuilders, registered social landlords and private clients across Scotland and the North of England.