Location: Atlantic Square, Glasgow
The project involved the design and erection of a new façade retention support system for the grade A listed 5-storey sandstone warehouse façade along James Watt Street and the careful dismantling of the original internal steel façade retention system.
To design and erect a temporary structural façade retention system including concrete kentledge that would enable the original façade retention steelwork to be dismantled and the original 5-storey grade A listed warehouse façade to be retained and incorporated into a new office development.
The city centre site location was further restricted by surrounding commercial and residential properties who required 24-hour access and minimum disruption to their operations.
The site was bounded on 3 sides with existing buildings and site access was extremely limited from York Street.
Our client requested that the works be undertaken simultaneously with the piling and construction of the new steel framed 9 storey office building.
The project program was carefully designed to minimise disruption and any delays to the new build works.
GCM in conjunction with our structural engineers designed a phased temporary solution to enable the new façade retention system to be installed and the original façade steelwork support system to be dismantled.
The concrete kentledge support foundation was also designed in sections to ensure that the original façade remained supported throughout each phase of the works.
The project was carefully designed and coordinated to utilise scaffold access for the new system which could be used to provide access to dismantle the previous steel façade support system. The new 3 sectional façade retention design enabled the client to progress with the construction of the new building during the dismantling and retention works. The original façade was successfully incorporated into the new build office development.
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