Griffith House is part of the huge Transport for London portfolio and has multiple uses, including offices, facilities for train drivers and staff, stores and a location for some of the emergency response vehicles. Built in the late 1930’s, its location immediately adjacent to Edgeware Road station makes maintaining certain elevations of the building quite a difficult process. Loose masonry was presenting a significant Health & Safety risk and the external facade were overdue repairs and maintenance.
AKSWard was appointed to survey, specify and provide consultancy services for concrete and masonry repairs which included rebuilding parts of the roof parapets. We were also appointed as Principal Designer. The greatest challenge was to access the trackside elevations and the scaffolders had to design a hanging scaffold weighted down with kentledge from the roof. This scaffold was directly above live tracks and the station platforms. Working London Underground maintenance hours meant the erection was very slow and always under lights. We worked closely with the client, contractors and various stakeholders to deliver a tricky project.