Victoria Coach station is the largest in London and serves 14 million passengers a year with routes across the UK and beyond.
The building features a large glass canopy, which provides weather protection for passengers. Refurbishment of the roof involved replacing the glazing system and painting of the roof trusses and had to be carried out without any disruption to coach services.
The Solution from Millcroft
The Millcroft team designed a suspended protection deck to maintain full access for coach operations while the works were carried out. The scaffold beams span between the node points of the main trusses and the beams were installed using mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPS). This was a critical element in maintaining access for coaches. The deck provided a support for a tiered birdcage, enabling access to the glazing panels.
To reduce the dead load of the scaffold, alloy tubes & beams were used and the birdcage deck levels were located to optimise use by multiple trades, including glazing installation teams and painters.