GKR 677 feet above London
23 January 2013
Work has started on the iconic tower in Canary Wharf which will see the main contractor change the top 5 panels of glass and introduce a new back light sign on each elevation. GKR have been on site for the last three months providing access solutions for preparation to install the TAP system.
Currently GKR are working on the Derrick construction scaffold which will enable operatives to construct a tower crane on the roof. This lifting scaffold is some 677 feet above ground level and is capable of lifting 5 tonne. The scaffold rises 14m above the roof of the tower which is on the flight path to City airport, so Aircraft Warning lights had to be fitted to the Structure.
GKR have pioneered the use of tethering tube, fittings and boards at these high working conditions as proven with GKR previous project experience at The Shard.