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Basement construction with A Frames.
Bankside Yard, Southwark, London.

Project Background

Located along the South Bank of the Thames, and opposite the familiar One Blackfriars building, this scheme aims to deliver a 4-storey basement, spanning the entirety of the site’s footprint. The site will eventually see eight new buildings, topping 50 stories for residential and commercial use. With demolition of existing structures needed, Ischebeck TITAN were on site from the early stages of this project. The TITAN Support system was used to support existing slabs as upper floors were removed during this phase. An ongoing project, TITAN A-Frames were then used as the single sided wall solution to start construction of the basement walls, which is being delivered in two ways: one half of the basement is top-down, and the other half a more traditional bottom-up construction.

Challenges

Casting of lining walls was achieved using TITAN A-Frames and traditional aluminum beam shutters, but due to the nature of top-down construction, access was extremely limited and pre-assembled units could not be craned in and moved into position. Specialist engineering contractor, McGee, tasked Ischebeck TITAN for a solution, and the TITAN A-Frame Wheel was quickly developed by our Engineering and R&D departments. Not a typical solution for A-Frames, the wheels enabled free and easy movement of the units across this area of the basement, offering the ideal solution for this part of the project. Ischebeck TITAN are known for skill and agility in working around problems that occur during the life of a project; with dedicated site technicians, sales engineers, design, and delivery support, we provide a complete service for all temporary works needs.

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