Apsley House involved the construction of 10-storey office development on the plot of 29 Wellington Street, Glasgow.
BHC supplied and erected hot rolled steelwork, steel stairs and supplied and installed metal decking along with all necessary safety netting and edge protection.
Initially, BHC erected the steelwork from the basement level to the second floor. Once this was completed and the floors were decked, the second-floor slab was cast allowing other trades to carry on working below while BHC placed cherry pickers on the slab to erect floors up to level five. This methodology was then repeated for another two phases with BHC erecting steelwork from the fifth to the eighth floor and then finally working off of the eighth-floor slab to erect floors nine and ten. Working in this way meant the entire construction team were able to erect and fit out floors in a quick manner.
Another consideration and one which surfaces on many inner city projects was the lack of available space for on-site material storage. Materials were delivered in 15-tonne loads and lifted immediately to the floor level for storage using the Main Contractor’s tower crane.